viernes, 29 de abril de 2011

Ubuntu 11.04 natty narwhal Gnome 3 as default (Howto remove Unity)

IMPORTANT!!! : GNOME 3 PPA is an experimental developer preview and is not recommended for install

if you dont want to install gnome3 (its unstable), please check howto disable unity and use gnome2 

Add the ppa sources of gnome3 for Ubuntu 11.04

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get install gnome-shell

select the GNOME 3 desktop at login prompt



  1. At login screen type your user. You will see at the bottom of the screen some options like this screen shot
  2. Choose Ubuntu Classic Desktop.
  3. Login or Restart!


Optionally you can install
sudo apt-get purge gnome-accessibility-themes

sudo apt-get install gnome-themes

sudo apt-get install gnome-themes-standard

sudo apt-get install gnome-themes-extras
please comment if you have any problem! thanks!

If you have problems try ppa-purge

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
sudo ppa-purge ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3

7 comentarios:

PoRiLo dijo...

Hi!

I followed these steps but apparently there is a trouble with the nvidia drivers and freezes the system as soon as you log in. It even doesn't let you log in classic mode.

I could uninstall the driver but it went just fine with unity so i'm trying to revert to the originall settings. I tried to uninstall gnome-shell and reinstall unity but it didn't do the trick... what is there to be done?

thanks in advance

Leonardo dijo...

first thanks for the comment.
Sorry if this tutorial cause you problems with your computer.

I had the freeze but after install gnome3 you should restart the computer. If you restarted it just after installing gnome3 and you had the freeze check the logs (use alt-f1 to log a console).

My computer running ubuntu 11.04 with gnome3 uses an intel video adapter.

Leonardo dijo...

also try an empty home. create a new user and try to log with it.

the gnome3 logs to check are this:
.xsesion-error
and run the dmesg command

also after some google searching
there are some known problems with nvidia and the offical drivers. did try de Nouveau drivers? this issue is not only for gnome3 its also for ubuntu 10.10 gnome2
http://nouveau.freedesktop.org/wiki/

robby_rails dijo...

I cant get over how bad Unity is. Its like trying to work with windows 95... crap interface and nothing makes sense.

天龙 dijo...

You are not REMOVING unity in this method... just not loading it... how dissapointing is to find articles that say one thing but do other...
anyway, thanks for the content... but i have to give my grain of salt saying something in the hope you improve it

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