I have Ubuntu 8.10 loaded on my laptop. I recently tried to uninstall evolution mail and a few other things I did not think I needed. When I rebboted, I am greeted with just the picture of my desktop and no icons or menus present. I have tried alt +f2 and ctrl +alt + t, to get to the terminal with no luck. I pretty much can not do anything at all. I would hate to reinstall because I have VMWare installed and spent alot of time configuring windows xp and vista. When I put a cd in, that appears on my desktop and I can navigate a little bit. Any help is appreciated.