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I removed some gnome related packages from My Jaunty installation. I tried to get those packages from the archive but it looks like my version is not supported. Where else can get just packages enough to bring the desktop up. I am working from the command line for now. I really need to recover the desktop because of the project I have been working on which uses an IDE that I installed. Thanks Sisa PS. I used $ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop but couldn't connect to the archive

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This question would fit right in at askubuntu.com –  William Jackson Jun 1 '11 at 19:20
    
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Edit the file /etc/apt/sources.list and change every instance of these two urls:

http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/
http://security.ubuntu.com/

to this:

http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/

For example, here is the original line:

deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty main restricted

You need to change it to:

deb http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jaunty main restricted

Do that for every line in that file. Once you have saved the file, do

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
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try getting another window manager and fixing it from there?

sudo apt-get install lxde

sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop

sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop

any of these

and download the gnome packages from packages.ubuntu.com and install them in the GUI.

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