Restoring the old gnome desktop

Steven Davies-Morris sdavmor at
Thu Apr 26 05:12:55 UTC 2012

On 04/25/2012 03:09 PM, Bill Stanley wrote:
> I knew I was going to regret switching to the Unity desktop and I was
> right! I was assured that I could choose to use the Classic Gnome
> desktop if I didn't like Unity. I ungraded to version 11.10 and I can't
> find how to choose the classic desktop. On the previous version, I could
> at least choose to use the Gnome Classic desktop.
> I did go to the software repository and downloaded Gnome 3. I thought
> that would restore the Gnome desktop (No dice). I looked at the Help
> menu and I was unable to find it. So the question is... What must I do
> to get back to the Gnome desktop.
> Bill Stanley

This is all fixable with MATE, which I have been using for several 
months and is *great*.  I'm too lit right now to dig it all up (bedtime 
here) but I promise to post tomorrow the links you will need to d/l and 
get going a marvelous feature-rich, error-free, classic Gnome-2 clone.
SDM a 21st century schizoid man in SoCal
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"overfulnoisecascade" CD coming soon

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