Can't switch from netbook to classic

Asked by g scoville on 2011-05-01

My systems automatically updated and mouse and trackpad did not work. So I went to safe mode and fixed any broken packages. I may have rebooted before it was all finished, but when it rebooted the netbook mode came up. It was set to classic previously. No matter what I do now, I'm unable to get back to classic mode. I've gone into login screen settings and changed to every other option. I've logged out, restarted, rebooted, tried previous and safe mode, but I always come back to netbook. WHen I login with username and password, there is no option to select another mode. What can I do now.

Thank you.

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Best Eliah Kagan (degeneracypressure) said :

The option should appear *after* you enter your username (i.e., while it is prompting you to enter your password). Is this not happening. Do you have any options listed at all?

This should look something (though not exactly) like (if you're running Ubuntu 10.10), or something (though not exactly) like (if you're running Ubuntu 11.04).

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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :

Then also try to open a terminal and type:


and made changes from there...

The Ubuntu 11.04 Unity interface
The Unity interface:

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g scoville (gscoville) said :

Thanks Eliah Kagan, that solved my question.