Step-by-step – Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop Recovery Guide

May 25, 2021 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist.

GNU/Linux Ubuntu 16.04 Recovering Desktop Guide

Hi! The Tutorial shows you Step-by-step How to Recover Desktop in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS GNU/Linux.

And this Recovery Guide for Ubuntu Desktop intend Reinstalling the Default Environment from the Shell.

Especially relevant: this issue often happen when some unmanaged Software Dependencies are present on System.

And so the first Step for solving eventual Conflicts is to Setup the advanced Package Manager Aptitude.

  1. 1. Updating Repo

    First, Update the Apt Repo Sources with:

    sudo apt update
    Authenticate with the User Admin Pass.
    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo.
  2. 2. Fixing Desktop

    Then to Reinstall or Fix Ubuntu Desktop
    First, install Aptitude with:

    sudo apt install aptitude
    Then to Reinstall Ubuntu Desktop play:
    sudo aptitude install ubuntu-desktop xorg openbox
    And this Command includes the X11 Server than occasionally is deleted during an Apt Packages Setup.
    Next to Restart System run:
    sudo reboot
    But if the conflicts are not solved then try again with a System Upgrade:
    sudo aptitude full-upgrade
    In all cases try always simply to Confirm the proposed Solutions:
    Aptitude proposed setup
    Aptitude packages installation

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