When I start Ubuntu it enters tty[1-6] instead of my desktop. Normally I could get back to the desktop by pressing CTRL + ALT + F7 but that doesn't work.
I tried sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop but it fails. I tried startx which started the x-server or x-window (not sure what it's called) but it just brought up a black screen with my mouse cursor. If I pressed printscreen, a dialog box would open up.
I can't get back to my desktop. Any ideas how I can?
Edited for more info. This was a fresh install of the latest version. It's dual booting with Win7 - but I doubt that matters. Before this happened, I installed lamp-server but realized it wasn't what I wanted. I then installed xampp and uninstalled lamp-server with "sudo tasksel remove lamp-server". I restarted with "sudo shutdown -r now" because it would not shut down using the graphical interface.