Desktop switching

Asked by AKA Arizona on 2011-07-04

Being a noob to Ubuntu I am a little lost with this issue, first of all I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 on an Asus EEE 701sd PC netbook Now for the issue.

When I boot and I'm booting into an open wifi signal I get my normal desktop, I say normal I mean the the desktop I want to see, there is a wide column on the left with my favorites listed etc. etc. However, if I bootup and have to log into a secure wifi signal after I put my keyring password my desktop switches to a more Windows XP looking desktop with a background image and shortcuts.

How do I 1 stop that from occurring or 2 switch back to my normal desktop??

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Massimo Forti (slackwarelife) said : #1

Hi, have you installed Ubuntu with Wubi installation tools? Or have you parted the HD and installed Ubuntu in a specific partition? Thanks many.

AKA Arizona (akaarizona) said : #2

No and no, the entire drive is committed to Ubuntu

Massimo Forti (slackwarelife) said : #3

Ok, I understand! When you try to connect with encryption wifi, desktop switches from Unity to Gnome (desktop like Windows with two bars: one on the top and bottom).
I must to know your wifi card. In a terminal you can do this command: "lspci -mm" without "
To enter in a terminal follow this instruction:

"If you are using the Unity interface, the easiest way to open the Terminal is to use the 'search' function on the dash. Or you can click on the 'More Apps' button, click on the 'See more results' by the installed section, and find it in that list of applications. A third way, available after you click on the 'More Apps' button, is to go to the search bar, and see that the far right end of it says 'All Applications'. You then click on that, and you'll see the full list. Then you can go to Accessories > Terminal after that.

So the methods in Unity are:
Dash > Search for Terminal
Dash > More Apps > 'See More Results' > Terminal
Dash > More Apps > Accessories > Termina"

thanks many

AKA Arizona (akaarizona) said : #4

It looks like the Atheros AR5BXB63

Massimo Forti (slackwarelife) said : #5

Ok, but you said you are using Ubuntu 10.04, right? Or, probably, you are using Ubuntu 11.04.
So because according to this:, Ubuntu 10.04 hasn't problems with your PC.
To help you, I want to understand if you have installed a newest version of Ubuntu, or you have installed Unity Desktop 2D by apt. Thanks many.

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