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I hope somebody here will be able to help me. I have put a checkmark in the user settings not to ask for a password at login and now I'm stuck my netbook does not ask for a password but i'm also unable to do anything else it does not show me the desktop anymore, so I was wondering if I could reverse this through the terminal ? thanks

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What does it show, if not the desktop? –  CarlF Oct 25 '10 at 12:09
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Try Pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1 to get to a shell.

From there, try logging and running gdm to get your desktop back.

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