Questions and help requested for Ubuntu 12.04.1 Classic Gnome Desktop Settings

Douglas Pollard dougpol1 at
Thu Sep 6 16:13:14 UTC 2012

On 09/06/2012 11:30 AM, Liam Proven wrote:
> On 6 September 2012 15:58, Jay Ridgley <jridgley2 at> wrote:
>> Folks,
>> I  am trying to set up a 12.04.1 LTS Classic Gnome desktop that functions
>> the same as my 10.04.4 LTS system using the Gnome desktop (default install).
> You can't, not directly. GNOME 2 is dead. GNOME 3 is the current
> version and does not support the GNOME 2 desktop layout; the closes is
> Fallback Mode, intended for people without 3D accelerator cards in
> their computers. Fallback mode is a standby, bearing only a cosmetic
> resemblance to GNOME 2; it cannot be customised as much and it is
> based on Gtk3 and so cannot run Gtk2 applets from GNOME 2.
> Your best bet is to switch to Xubuntu. The Xfce desktop is modern,
> supported, can be configured to look like GNOME 2 and can run GNOME 2
> applets.
> That, or just get used to Unity. It's a very good, capable, powerful
> desktop, honestly.
Liam I have a question that fits right into this thread. My hardware 
can't support unity.  I miss the terminal for loading programs
  and drivers. Do you think those programs will all go to PPA to 
compensate.     Doug

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