Installed nautilus, uninstalled nemo lost everything SOLVED

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Installed nautilus, uninstalled nemo lost everything SOLVED

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Nemo was not showing my files the way I wanted in mint 17.1 Cinnamon, so I installed nautilus and then uninstalled nemo. Now I have only a mouse pointer on a black background and cannot get anything to show up on screen. I have tried terminal, cont-alt-t, and cannot get a terminal to open. Right click gets nothing.

I have tried multiple rebooting but still end up with nothing but the pointer.

How do I get Nemo reinstalled and get my desktop back?
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Re: Installed nautilus, uninstalled nemo and now lost everyt

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Boot into Mint, then press Ctrl-Alt-F2.
Login, then enter the command:

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sudo apt-get install nemo
When that is completed, reboot with the command:

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sudo shutdown -r now
I have never had to do this, personally, so I am not sure if there is more to it. But, if that works to get the desktop functional, then you can also install some additional components:
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sudo apt-get install  eject librsvg2-common gvfs-backends  nemo-fileroller gir1.2-nemo-3.0 libnemo-extension1 nemo-data nemo-emblems nemo-folder-color-switcher nemo-image-converter nemo-share python-nemo
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Re: Installed nautilus, uninstalled nemo and now lost everyt

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Nemo is a part of Cinnamon, the problem was predictable.

What did you want to reach, when you tried to switch to nautilus?
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Re: Installed nautilus, uninstalled nemo and now lost everyt

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austin.texas wrote:Boot into Mint, then press Ctrl-Alt-F2.
Login, then enter the command:

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sudo apt-get install nemo
When that is completed, reboot with the command:

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sudo shutdown -r now
(This is all one command:)

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sudo apt-get install  eject librsvg2-common gvfs-backends  nemo-fileroller gir1.2-nemo-3.0 libnemo-extension1 nemo-data nemo-emblems nemo-folder-color-switcher nemo-image-converter nemo-share python-nemo
Did that, says it installed Nemo, then did "apt-get purge nautilus", says it uninstalled nautilus, did the shutdown, it rebooted and back to the same issue, mouse pointer on black screen.

I then tried the install of the additional files and it says cannot find them.

what now?

Should I now try to reinstall cinnamon?

Thanks for your effort.
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Re: Installed nautilus, uninstalled nemo and now lost everyt

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Cosmo. wrote:Nemo is a part of Cinnamon, the problem was predictable.

What did you want to reach, when you tried to switch to nautilus?
Nemo was opening and showing the file and folder icons so small I could barely see them and I couldn't find any way to enlarge them and have it stay that way. I used to use nautilus all the time so thought i could just install that and everything would be dandy again. Nautilus was working fine so what use to keep Nemo, right? Well, I uninstalled it and now am in the condition I'm in.

Any idea how to recover from this?
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Hello, russ553.

In a terminal window, try

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sudo apt-get --reinstall install mint-meta-cinnamon
Re-installing the Linux Mint Cinnamon meta package should pull in whatever is missing.

HTH,
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SOLVED Installed nautilus, uninstalled nemo and now lost eve

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karlchen wrote:Hello, russ553.

In a terminal window, try

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sudo apt-get --reinstall install mint-meta-cinnamon
Re-installing the Linux Mint Cinnamon meta package should pull in whatever is missing.

HTH,
Karl
Thank You Karl,
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You're welcome, russ553. :)
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Re: Installed nautilus, uninstalled nemo lost everything SOL

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You can enlarge the size of the view in nemo with 2 methods: Either the slider on the right in the status bar or via menu or keyboard.
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Re: Installed nautilus, uninstalled nemo and now lost everyt

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karlchen wrote:Hello, russ553.

In a terminal window, try

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sudo apt-get --reinstall install mint-meta-cinnamon
Re-installing the Linux Mint Cinnamon meta package should pull in whatever is missing.

HTH,
Karl
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After three months of a black screen i came across your post.I followed your instructions and was up and running in five mins
with no issues . This is my first laptop ever at 59,and Linux mint so its a BIG THANK YOU from me for your hard work dedication and your overall willingness
to share your knowledge with others .
Thanks again Louis j http://forums.linuxmint.com/posting.php ... &p=1121825#
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