Ubuntu Openbox

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by ThePowerOutage, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. ThePowerOutage

    ThePowerOutage The Lord of the Flyes

    Mar 23, 2009
    So i installed ubuntu yesterday and today i decided to try out Openbox. I installed it, logged out, changed the drop down list to Openbox then got... nothing.
    when i reboot i still get nothing. I can get into recovery mode options fine and access the grub boot-loader fine too
    What i want to know is how can I log into a normal Gnome session?
  2. KDH

    KDH GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 26, 2007
    United States
    Define "nothing". Openbox draws no panels, icons, or widgets on the screen, and depending on what your previous DE was, you may not even have a wallpaper set. I have no idea how Ubuntu sets it up by default, so it's possible you don't even have a menu defined, if that's the case, and you've got it set up to auto-login then you'll need to boot into a lower run-level and define a simple menu to get you back to gdm (login screen).

    Before doing any of that though, check for a menu by right-clicking anywhere on the screen.