blank desktop screen after login after installing ubuntu 12.10 on compaq evo n610c

Asked by jeanb1014 on 2012-11-02

After installing ubuntu 12.10 permanently from windows xp professional, and entering password login, it just shows a blank desktop screen. no icons, no upper left menu. nothiing. what to do ??? I am new to ubuntu and linux operated systems....do i need to go to an older version of ubuntu for ubuntu to work ???

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jeanb1014 (jean-bernabe) said :
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It is a compaq evo n610c

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jeanb1014 (jean-bernabe) said :
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Jeet (gour-jitendrasingh) said :
#3

looks like unity is not installed ::

could you try

sudo apt-get install unity

then try again

Thanks
~Jeet

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jeanb1014 (jean-bernabe) said :
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Hey Jeet. I had tried this earlier today but still no results yet....still getting getting a blank desktop background. it said unity is already the newest version

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Jeet (gour-jitendrasingh) said :
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can you try
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

in terminal

Thanks
~Jeet

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jeanb1014 (jean-bernabe) said :
#6

i just reinstalled ubuntu to an earlier version....12.04 and that solved that problem.....im in no rush to upgrade it to 12.10. thanks for ur help

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jeanb1014 (jean-bernabe) said :
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so problem solved lol...thanks peace