Ubuntu: Fresh Ubuntu 12.10 install no desktop or wing bar [duplicate]


After a fresh installm of ubuntu 12.10 (complete erase) after logging in it appears i have no taskbar or much of anything, although i can still execute my terminal with CTRL+ALT+T. i looked around a little, seems i'm not the only person who has had this problem. I found here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=12303179#post12303179 From there, i found myself here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-updates/+bug/1068341

I followed precisely the instructions provided which were:

this problem is solved this way

Switch to a terminal (Ctrl-Alt-F1).

Login as your username.    Install linux source (sudo apt-get install linux-source) and headers (sudo apt-get install linux-headers-3.5.0-17-generic).    Uninstall nvidia driver - this depends on which version you installed (sudo apt-get remove nvidia-current or sudo apt-get remove nvidia-current-updates or sudo apt-get remove nvidia-experimental-304).    Reinstall nvidia driver (sudo apt-get install nvidia-current-updates).    If it successfully installs, restart the computer (sudo shutdown -r now).  

Source Desktop does not show when I installed nvidia drivers!

I have rebooted, and i am still having the exact same problem. so i back at square one. can someone help me please? this is my room mates computer and i told him i was "fixing" it and now i feel like i've ruined it. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.


After reading all the posts on here and thru google this is the standard lines I type in my terminal after a new install 12.10 with nvidia cards, seems to work bruce

sudo apt-get purge nvidia-current nvidia-current-updates nvidia-experimental-304    sudo apt-get purge nvidia-current   sudo apt-get purge nvidia-current-updates    sudo apt-get install linux-source   sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic   sudo apt-get install nvidia-current-updates    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates   sudo apt-get update  sudo apt-get dist-upgrade   sudo apt-get install nvidia-current      sudo reboot  

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