Falling back to gnome-panel in Oneiric (again)
paul-leics at virginmedia.com
Fri Jan 13 23:19:54 UTC 2012
Your instructions worked, thank you.
Well when I said that falling back to gnome-panel would fix problems I
meant that I would no longer experience the problems...
I think the specific TB issue I'm referring to is specific to running
Unity and indeed it seems to be fixed although I'll give it some time to
see if it reappears.
I thought the issue with Orca reading notifications would be solved by
reverting to gnome-panel though and gutted that it isn't.
On 13/01/12 22:57, Dave Hunt wrote:
> Falling back to gnome panel will not fix the issues with unity or
> t-bird, just be a work-around, allowing you to avoid them.
> Furthermore, the issues around thunderbird not reading the correct
> message summary, trouble cursoring in the message body, and so on, are
> not specific to gnome panel. All that said, Here's how I revert to
> gnome panel.
> sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback
> sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jconti/gnome3
> sudo apt-get update
> nano /var/lib/AccountsService/users/dave
> I look for the line containing 'XSession=', and replace 'ubuntu-2d'
> with 'gnome-fallback', then reboot. The sessions, when I'm logged in
> as dave, are gnome panel.
> Your username will be something else. The jconti ppa has gnome panel
> applets ported to gnome 3.
> On 01/13/2012 05:48 PM, Paul Hunt wrote:
>> Piecing together what I read from a couple of emails on this subject
>> from a while back...
>> I tried the following commands to revert to classic gnome-panel
>> sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback
>> dbus-send --type=method_call --system --reply-timeout=1000
>> --dest=org.freedesktop.Accounts /org/freedesktop/Accounts/User1000
>> org.freedesktop.Accounts.User.SetXSession string:gnome-fallback
>> The packages were installed and the dbus command seemed to work (at
>> least, I got no errors) but no change to the launcher.
>> Is there something else I need to do?
>> There are multiple issues with unity-2d such as the Thunderbird message
>> reading problem, notifications not being read by Orca and menus not
>> always working properly which I believe can all be solved by reverting
>> back to gnome-panel.
>> Not to mention the fact it's just easier to find your applications with
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