Zorin os blurred desktop default image with no window manager

just dual booted into zorin yesterday on my macbook pro mid 2009 and i just rebooted for updates and ive been stuck like this for about 10-20 minutes and rebooting doesnt make a difference

i tried going into zorin appearence and resetting to defaults which gave me the panel with the app icons so i went to the file manager and set my wallpaper to something which fixed my desktop but broke my panel. i tried reinstalling the zorin-os-lite thingy and that didnt work either

Which Nvidia Graphics card are you using?

9400M, i tried installing the official nvidia drivers but it gave an error so now i think im on the nouveau drivers but ill check in the morning. its like 1 in the morning anyways