the nautilus file manager is not running

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nigelhunter

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New to linux
power on the system
don't get any login screen
get blank desktop with a search bar with option to search the Internet or desktop
on bar at bottom of screen just get network, battery & volume icons
how do i get the desktop back

any help please
 
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what distribution do you have try restarting, log off, or log on as different user
 
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What distribution are you using?

If it's ubuntu, try the following:

Hit Ctrl+Alt+F1, which should take you to a command line login.
Login with your username and password.
Type sudo service gdm stop and hit enter
Type sudo service hal restart and hit enter
Type sudo service gdm start and hit enter.
Then hit Ctrl+Alt+F7

That will restart you desktop manager and the hardware abstraction layer.

Try it and let us know
 
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what does exactly happen when xserver start you said you have no login screen that sounds weird
 

nigelhunter

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unfortunatly not - Ctrl+ Alt F1 had no effect
put in a usb stick - which brought up a explorer window
was able to run terminal from there
couldn't stop or start the services - system couldn't find them
tried a few other things - but required root password - which i don't have
now been given the recovery dvd - withh try that

thanks anyway
 
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