Want Gnome desktop back instead of Debian command line

Asked by braveking

I recently installed ubuntu 7.10 on Dell Inspiron 8600. Everything was good until one day i wanted to install KDE desktop. After following the instructions at http://www.debianadmin.com/install-kde-desktop-in-ubuntu.html, i have restarted my computer. I am presented with Debian window that wants me to login and have a menu button down to select session types. But when i login , i am only presented with command line and don't see my desktop. I am not a power user but like to try new things. i am lost now. I try to run apt-get update with the hope it will fix my problems but the machine is not connected to netwrok. I just want the GUI interface back. Don't know how. Can you please help?

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braveking (vamanchi) said :

By the way i think it may have something to do with Nivdia drivers because i had to run with basic stuff with ubuntu until i wanted to install this powerfule GUI KDE interface. But since i am unable to connect to ntwrok from debian command line i can't even reach to outside world for help with packages.

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Laszlo Pandy (laszlok) said :

You seemed to have asked this question in the Jokosher Project question section. You'll get a lot more responses to your problem if you close this question and ask it again under the Ubuntu project at https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+addquestion

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braveking (vamanchi) said :

Ok i finally figured my way out
ran following commands

dpkg-reconfigure gdm
dpkg -P kdm-kde4

and restarted my laptop and my dekstop is back.