Ubuntu – How to remove Cinnamon

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Today I installed Cinnamon 1.4 but when I log in to it I can't see any panels, just my background image. Can you tell me how to log in to Unity using the terminal and how to remove Cinnamon?

Best Answer

  • From your post on Ubuntu Forums

    Boot into Recovery mode and type this for the var/apt/cache error:
    sudo mount -n -o remount /

    Then disable auto login from virtual console by doing the following
    sudo nano /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf

    Some of the lines should look like this

    [SeatDefaults]
    autologin-guest=false
    autologin-user=username
    autologin-user-timeout=0
    autologin-session=lightdm-autologin
    greeter-session=unity-greeter
    user-session=ubuntu

    Just put a # before all lines starting with autologin

    Then whenever you boot into Ubuntu just change the login to unity from the lightdm's login screen options

    Also you might want to remove Cinnamon
    Then type in the terminal

    sudo apt-get --purge autoremove cinnamon

    Hope that helps.