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(I've only been using Linux for a couple of months. I barely know anything.) Mmmk. I was trying to uninstall compiz-fusion and was deleting repositories or something... I'm guessing that ...
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    Ubuntu crash to login - desktop effects issues?


    (I've only been using Linux for a couple of months. I barely know anything.)

    Mmmk. I was trying to uninstall compiz-fusion and was deleting repositories or something... I'm guessing that I deleted something major, because when I logged out and back in, it just brought me to a certain point and then stopped loading. That was fixed when I reinstalled gnome through recovery mode. But now, I attempted to update something to do with fx (I have very little clue about what I'm doing) and the walkthrough I was using told me to hit ctrl+alt+backspace... Which I did. But not, when I go to login I get to the brown screen before all of my desktop settings load... It flashes black a couple of times, goes to some text, and then reloads the login screen... I can log into failsafe GNOME successfully, but that's fairly limited it seems and I get the "cannot enable desktop effects error" when I try to enable the desktop effects. (there is no custom effects option)

    I've searched the forums and googled this high and low... And to no avail. I use this computer to take notes for class, and I have finals coming up... So I kind of need those notes. I understand that there won't be an easy fix for this and I'm willing to work with the terminal and whatever else.

    I just need help. Lots of it.

    Also, when I issue:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    I get this error:

    Code:
    Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 7.10 _Gutsy Gibbon_ - Release i386 (20071016) gutsy/main Translation-en_US
    Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 7.10 _Gutsy Gibbon_ - Release i386 (20071016) gutsy/restricted Translation-en_US
    Get:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy Release.gpg [191B]                    
    Get:2 http://security.ubuntu.com gutsy-security Release.gpg [191B]             
    Get:3 http://archive.canonical.com gutsy Release.gpg [191B]                    
    Ign http://security.ubuntu.com gutsy-security/main Translation-en_US           
    Get:4 http://hendrik.kaju.pri.ee feisty Release.gpg [189B]                     
    Ign http://archive.canonical.com gutsy/partner Translation-en_US               
    Ign http://security.ubuntu.com gutsy-security/restricted Translation-en_US     
    Ign http://hendrik.kaju.pri.ee feisty/screenlets Translation-en_US             
    Ign http://security.ubuntu.com gutsy-security/universe Translation-en_US       
    Ign http://security.ubuntu.com gutsy-security/multiverse Translation-en_US     
    Hit http://hendrik.kaju.pri.ee feisty Release                                  
    Err http://hendrik.kaju.pri.ee feisty Release                                  
      
    Get:5 http://archive.canonical.com gutsy Release [6998B]                       
    Get:6 http://archive.canonical.com gutsy/partner Packages [2619B]              
    Get:7 http://hendrik.kaju.pri.ee feisty Release [3687B]                        
    Ign http://hendrik.kaju.pri.ee feisty Release                                  
    Hit http://hendrik.kaju.pri.ee feisty/screenlets Packages                      
    Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/main Translation-en_US        
    Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/restricted Translation-en_US
    Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/universe Translation-en_US
    Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/multiverse Translation-en_US
    Get:8 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-updates Release.gpg [191B]
    Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-updates/main Translation-en_US
    Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-updates/restricted Translation-en_US
    Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-updates/universe Translation-en_US
    Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-updates/multiverse Translation-en_US
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy Release
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-updates Release              
    Get:9 http://security.ubuntu.com gutsy-security Release [51.2kB]    
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/main Packages
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/restricted Packages
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/main Sources   
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/restricted Sources
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/universe Packages
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/universe Sources
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/multiverse Packages
    Get:10 http://security.ubuntu.com gutsy-security/main Packages [45.9kB]
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/multiverse Sources
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-updates/main Packages
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-updates/restricted Packages
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-updates/main Sources
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-updates/restricted Sources    
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-updates/universe Packages          
    Get:11 http://security.ubuntu.com gutsy-security/restricted Packages [14B]
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-updates/universe Sources      
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-updates/multiverse Packages
    Get:12 http://security.ubuntu.com gutsy-security/main Sources [7790B]
    Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-updates/multiverse Sources      
    Get:13 http://security.ubuntu.com gutsy-security/restricted Sources [14B]
    Get:14 http://security.ubuntu.com gutsy-security/universe Packages [25.7kB]
    Get:15 http://security.ubuntu.com gutsy-security/universe Sources [4368B]      
    Get:16 http://security.ubuntu.com gutsy-security/multiverse Packages [2903B]   
    Get:17 http://security.ubuntu.com gutsy-security/multiverse Sources [833B]     
    Fetched 153kB in 6s (23.0kB/s)                                                 
    Reading package lists... Done
    W: GPG error: http://hendrik.kaju.pri.ee feisty Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 3C33E735F854AFD7
    W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://archive.canonical.com gutsy/partner Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/archive.canonical.com_ubuntu_dists_gutsy_partner_binary-i386_Packages)
    W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems
    When I run update again I get the same error, exactly.

    braacken at Ubuntuforums.org suggested that I run

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install gdm
    When I do so, I get this in return:

    Code:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    gdm is already the newest version.
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 6 not upgraded.
    P.S. I'm running 7.10

    Any and all help is greatly appreciated!!

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    First of all can you log in to the recovery console and post the
    results of the following command

    sudo cat /etc/apt/sources.list

    This is the file used to to define your repository sources. It looks like
    you have a problem in there, so it will be the first thing to sort out.
    "I used to be with it, then they changed what it was.
    Now what was it isn't it, and what is it is weird and scary to me.
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