Log in screen loads but not the "Desktop"

Asked by Damon Campbell on 2012-11-05

To start off i am a Windows user that recently switched to Ubuntu 12.10 due to a windows partition corruption. I have installed Gnome and when i restart and get the new Gnome log in screen, I am able to log in but when i log in nothing loads, only the background loads. The only session that i can log into that i get anything other than the background is the Media one, (I forgot what it is called). I thought about resolving my problem by uninstalling Gnome but I cannot uninstall it from the media session.

My log on session options are:
The Media One (The one i forget the name of) ***Again this is the only one i can get to work.
System Default
Gnome Classic
Gnome Calssic (No Add-on's) or something along those lines

What i am asking is how i can fix it to where i can use Ubuntu again. Even if i have to uninstall Gnome that is fine.

Any help is appreciated, and sorry if my terminology is wrong or confusing.

Damon Campbell

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Ubuntu 12.10 comes with Gnome by default, what did you actually install?

I believe it was Gnome shell but im not sure. I have decided to go ahead and do a clean install of Ubuntu. I didn't have any files on it yet anyway. But thank you for your fast response to this matter.