My Dell Mini with Ubuntu has been running fine till last night. After the boot it logged me in, I get to my desktop and its completely blank, after a few seconds the wireless connection ballon pops up confirming that I am connected to the internet and thats the last thing I can visually see on it. All i have is the dekstop background and thats all, I have tried moving the mouse around the screen to see if the resolution is in some messed up state but I am not seeing any movement in any direction to suggest that my desktop is some how extended. I can create a new folder on a desktop and get into the explorer to see my mounted drives etc. I don't know how to access the console and have tried logging in with different sessions available at the login screen but no luck.
Any ideas on what should I do?
If I can somehow get into the terminal is it possible to restore to an earlier stage, last thing I remember doing to this thing was removing some of the applications packaged by dell on the system.
Thanks in advance...