Restoring the old gnome desktop

G. pegngaryubuntu at
Thu Apr 26 06:31:23 UTC 2012

On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 7:55 AM, G. <pegngaryubuntu at> wrote:
> 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.
> garyk

I have just now logged into gnome classic.  You could also choose
gnome 2d no effects.  In this version I can still switch between
desktops.  This is in 12.04.  Is this what you need?

I will now go check in 11.04.  I do not have 11.10 installed.


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