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    Hi everyone,
    wanted to say that I got my Desktop back. Really relieved. These r the steps followed :

    1)First I connected my laptop to the internet device with ethernet cable. Then type
    Code:
    ifconfig
    and you'll see that eth0 is functioning. How did I get to knw that -- RX packets and TX packets were giving NON ZERO numbers, and giving IP addresses. This was a signal to :wired internet connection is available.

    2)Now to enable the internet, I had to open a file and do some changes. So this is what I did : Type :
    Code:
    sudo gedit/etc/network/interfaces
    . Then in that file, added the following lines :
    Code:
    auto eth0
    iface eth0 inet dhcp
    . Then run :
    Code:
    sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
    . Then to see if internet was working fine or not. I typed :
    Code:
    ~$ firefox
    . After that webpage opened and the internet was working fine. I was so happy at this moment, but still had to solve the real problem of fixing my Desktop.

    3)Then executed the following commands :
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
    sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop
    . Then came out of the terminal, and logged in again and WALA --- My DESKTOP was BACK. I was just toooo happy at this moment.

    4) Now the next thing that I wanted to fix was the wifi (wireless internet connection). So for that first of all detached the ethernet cable.
    Then opened a file, by typing :
    Code:
    sudo gedit/etc/network/interfaces
    . And deleted the previous 2 liness that I added :
    Code:
    auto eth0
    iface eth0 inet dhcp
    . Made sure that only these 2 lines r present :
    Code:
    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback
    . Then restarted the network manager by typing :
    Code:
    sudo service network-manager restart
    . And then, the symbol of wifi was coming on the panel.Clicked on the wifi connection that I wanted, and that was it. Even my wifi was now working.

    So everything is back to normal. But during this trouble I learned a lot. And am really thankful to the ubuntu and linux forums to be there, without w/c I couldn't have solve the problem at all. All the above commands and procedures, I got it from the forums, through different threads posting their problems. Internet is just amazing, makes the world come to one place and share their ideas and a great help.

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