View Full Version : [xubuntu] switch back to default ubuntu desktop from xubuntu

February 24th, 2011, 07:40 PM
hii guys i have been running ubuntu since last 3 months and suddenly from nowhere when i updated it then it got converted into xubuntu ...
i want an old settings back..
can you help with that??

February 24th, 2011, 08:22 PM
On the link below is a command to remove Xubuntu completely, then it will reinstall Ubuntu to make sure no Ubuntu applications are missing. All you need to do is copy the long command then paste it into a terminal window.

For Ubuntu 10.04

For Ubuntu 10.10

Hope this helps.

February 24th, 2011, 08:40 PM
Also, if you want to keep both of them, but just go back to using Gnome, and you have the hard drive space to spare, you can just install the ubuntu-desktop package and you'll be able to keep the packages and applications from xubuntu installed, while still having the default ubuntu desktop.

February 24th, 2011, 11:44 PM
Did you install xubuntu parallelly before?

Try logging out, enter/click your username, and choose "GNOME" in the "Session" options at the bottom.