Restoring the old gnome desktop

G. pegngaryubuntu at
Thu Apr 26 05:55:35 UTC 2012

On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 7:12 AM, Steven Davies-Morris
<sdavmor at> wrote:
> 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.
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I installed gnome from software center in 11.04, 11.10 and 12.04.  You
can then choose that desktop when you login.  I think you can choose
Gnome classic but I'd have to go check again.


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