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
Edit the file
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You need to change it to:
Do that for every line in that file. Once you have saved the file, do
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.