logging in launches xterm, instead of unity

Asked by SoloTurn on 2012-06-23

logging in to ubuntu-12.04 normally launches unity. for some reason it now launches xterm, no metacity, no unity. trying to do "unity --reset", and removing all .* configurations does not change this. where this might be stored or how to reset it to the default?

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2012-06-24
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2012-06-23
SoloTurn (soloturn) said : #1

btw, this is only valid for one user. other users still get unity.

Have you tried Unity2D session?

SoloTurn (soloturn) said : #3

uh, many thanks ... how embarrassing *blush*. on the lightdm login screen there is a little icon above the user name where one can choose the session. it was changed to "recovery console" which is an xterm. changing it back to "unity" is the solution.