Ubuntu – Upgrade to 18.04.01 from 16.04 LTS… Login but no Gnome Gui

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Wondering if others are having issues getting 18.04.01 from 16.04 LTS up and running. I just upgraded via the terminal. I am able to login to my machine, but it hangs at the wallpaper/splash screen. I cannot do anything without the Gui I am too newbie. Suggestions? Thanks!

Note: one attempt to launch in recovery mode ended with the same result.

PARTIAL ANSWER: Running sudo apt-get install –reinstall ubuntu-desktop got the 18.04.01 GUI up and running but I have issues on my HP dm4 Pavilion such as internet connection is broken on GUI and terminal. GUI sees possible connections but 'Connect' is disabled and grayed-out. Terminal had been able to connect before running "…reinstall ubuntu-desktop".Thank you to @Eliah Kagan & @Radu Rădeanu for posting: Reinstalling Ubuntu via Terminal And @lzzy88 for posting: Restore Ubuntu 16.04 without losing files and settings

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PARTIAL ANSWER: Running sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop got the 18.04.01 GUI up and running but I have issues on my HP dm4 Pavilion such as internet connection is broken on GUI and terminal. GUI sees possible connections but 'Connect' is disabled and grayed-out. Terminal had been able to connect before running "...reinstall ubuntu-desktop". Thank you to @Eliah Kagan & @Radu Rădeanu for posting: Reinstalling Ubuntu via Terminal And @lzzy88 for posting: Restore Ubuntu 16.04 without losing files and settings