[ubuntu-uk] Going back to GNOME 3

Avi Greenbury lists at avi.co
Sat Dec 10 19:19:16 UTC 2011

Roy Jamison wrote:

> Hi guys,
> Is there any way to completely bypass Unity and go back to the default
> GNOME 3 on Ubuntu 11.10? I'm considering Mint if not :(

Pedantically (but it's a bit important anyway), Unity *is* Gnome 3 -
both Gnome Shell and Unity use Gnome 3 to provide all the underlying
tools a DE needs. Gnome 3 vs Unity isn't a question of defaults -
they're two different shells for the same DE.

Anyway, Gnome Shell is in the gnome-shell package in universe, so
if you install that you should then have Gnome Shell as an option on
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