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robro
April 12th, 2011, 03:50 AM
Hello community,
I heard that gnome 3 just got released and figured to look at some screenshots of it and see how it looked... needless to say I loved it :lol: and I am wondering if there is a way to install it in ubuntu 10.10, preferably alongside gnome 2 if possible.

Thanks for the help :)

Kururu Souchou
April 12th, 2011, 03:56 AM
Help me too! I'm very interested in this interface; I'll be also doing some research for my Science Fair Project.

Kururu Souchou
April 12th, 2011, 04:03 AM
Help me too! I'm very interested in this interface; I'll be also doing some research for my Science Fair Project.

I also heard about the Unity interface, what's about it?

robro
April 12th, 2011, 04:08 AM
I also heard about the Unity interface, what's about it?
Its the netbook version of ubuntu, I believe you can install it (using the terminal Applications>accessories>terminal) by using
sudo apt-get install unitybut i'm not sure :)

wolfen69
April 12th, 2011, 04:32 AM
Its the netbook version of ubuntu, I believe you can install it (using the terminal Applications>accessories>terminal) by using
sudo apt-get install unitybut i'm not sure :)

Unity is NOT the netbook version of ubuntu. It will be the default desktop environment on ubuntu starting with the release of 11.04 in about 2 weeks.

Gnome 3 is a whole other matter, and it is advised that you install 11.04 first, add the gnome3 ppa, then upgrade to it. http://unixmen.com/linux-tutorials/linux-distributions/linux-distributions4-ubuntu/1625-how-to-install-gnome3-in-ubuntu-1104-natty-via-ppa

I've heard of problems going from unity to gnome 3, so I went from xubuntu 11.04 and then added gnome 3. Do this only if you are comfortable with possible breakage, as 11.04 is not even released yet, and gnome 3 is in it's infancy.

jhargis1012
April 12th, 2011, 04:38 AM
^^ Question: will the above solution work in Ubuntu 10.04?

robro
April 12th, 2011, 04:48 AM
Unity is NOT the netbook version of ubuntu. It will be the default desktop environment on ubuntu starting with the release of 11.04 in about 2 weeks.

I forgot that unity is going to come preinstalled with 11.04 :lol:



Gnome 3 is a whole other matter, and it is advised that you install 11.04 first, add the gnome3 ppa, then upgrade to it. http://unixmen.com/linux-tutorials/linux-distributions/linux-distributions4-ubuntu/1625-how-to-install-gnome3-in-ubuntu-1104-natty-via-ppa

I've heard of problems going from unity to gnome 3, so I went from xubuntu 11.04 and then added gnome 3. Do this only if you are comfortable with possible breakage, as 11.04 is not even released yet, and gnome 3 is in it's infancy.

but I dont want 11.04 as I dont have the mb's to download it nether do I have a spare partition I can use, so I hope theres another another way other than having 11.04 installed. (and I don't care about breakage as I'm fixing to have my whole computer backed up)

wolfen69
April 12th, 2011, 05:00 AM
^^ Question: will the above solution work in Ubuntu 10.04?

No.

wolfen69
April 12th, 2011, 05:05 AM
I forgot that unity is going to come preinstalled with 11.04 :lol:




but I dont want 11.04 as I dont have the mb's to download it nether do I have a spare partition I can use, so I hope theres another another way other than having 11.04 installed. (and I don't care about breakage as I'm fixing to have my whole computer backed up)

You could always order a cd when 11.04 is released. http://www.linuxcd.org/?ref=distrowatch
ubuntu is only $1.75 U.S.

oklokl
April 12th, 2011, 05:19 AM
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
$ sudo apt-get install gnome-shell

http://deviantcj.tistory.com/158

Dragonfly_X
April 12th, 2011, 04:30 PM
The instructions by @oklokl will do the trick but not sure about 10.10 as I have it running on 11.04.

Be warned though that this is bleeding edge stuff so there are bound to be bugs

oklokl
April 12th, 2011, 06:45 PM
From 10.10. Bug does not occur
insall Normal.

11.04 beta bug part occurrences.

Question person 10.10 referring

Kururu Souchou
April 13th, 2011, 12:21 AM
Unity is NOT the netbook version of ubuntu. It will be the default desktop environment on ubuntu starting with the release of 11.04 in about 2 weeks.

Gnome 3 is a whole other matter, and it is advised that you install 11.04 first, add the gnome3 ppa, then upgrade to it. http://unixmen.com/linux-tutorials/linux-distributions/linux-distributions4-ubuntu/1625-how-to-install-gnome3-in-ubuntu-1104-natty-via-ppa
.
Can you install it separetely, like installing kde sepeartely?

Kururu Souchou
April 13th, 2011, 12:24 AM
Unity is NOT the netbook version of ubuntu. It will be the default desktop environment on ubuntu starting with the release of 11.04 in about 2 weeks.

Gnome 3 is a whole other matter, and it is advised that you install 11.04 first, add the gnome3 ppa, then upgrade to it. http://unixmen.com/linux-tutorials/linux-distributions/linux-distributions4-ubuntu/1625-how-to-install-gnome3-in-ubuntu-1104-natty-via-ppa

I've heard of problems going from unity to gnome 3, so I went from xubuntu 11.04 and then added gnome 3. Do this only if you are comfortable with possible breakage, as 11.04 is not even released yet, and gnome 3 is in it's infancy.
As I see on the tutorial posted, it looks like gnome3 is using the old-fashioned windows window borders. Is this the full version of gnome3?

Kururu Souchou
April 13th, 2011, 05:36 AM
Never Mind, go to this site, it works!!!
http://www.wiredrevolution.com/ubuntu/install-gnome-shell-in-ubuntu-10-10-maverick
using the compile method

robro
April 13th, 2011, 06:11 AM
Never Mind, go to this site, it works!!!
http://www.wiredrevolution.com/ubuntu/install-gnome-shell-in-ubuntu-10-10-maverick
using the compile method

Thanks now I know how to actually enable gnome 3 :D

bmbaker
April 14th, 2011, 07:19 PM
if you just want you to try it out without breaking your machine, or if you don't want to upgrade to 11.04 then this is the best way i have found so far;

http://www.webupd8.org/2010/10/install-gnome-shell-from-git-in-ubuntu.html

pressko
April 15th, 2011, 12:12 PM
Hi guys ,

So ... is it fine to install gnome 3 (aka. shell) on my ubuntu 10.10 ? Will it break my theme, programs or settings ? And finally is it worth it ?

Gratz,

Pressko :popcorn:

Paqman
April 15th, 2011, 01:02 PM
Will it break my theme, programs or settings ?

If you're worried, create a new account and try it using that.

__Ryan__
April 15th, 2011, 03:56 PM
Hi guys ,

So ... is it fine to install gnome 3 (aka. shell) on my ubuntu 10.10 ? Will it break my theme, programs or settings ? And finally is it worth it ?

Gratz,

Pressko :popcorn:

You will be fine installing it in 10.10, it will not break your current GNOME 2 installation. You will simply be installing the new packages for GNOME 3 along side the older ones.

I have been testing the latest GNOME 3 in 10.10 for weeks with these steps. I am able to go back and forth between GNOME 2/3 without any issue.
http://www.wiredrevolution.com/ubuntu/install-gnome-shell-in-ubuntu-10-10-maverick

Good Luck!

pressko
April 15th, 2011, 06:37 PM
10x a lot man :))

I'm gonna try this right now .. for further questions stay alert :P


This process is taking over an hour and a half .... Oo
The slowest installation i have ever seen :O

velt
April 16th, 2011, 05:26 AM
What I have read is that gnome 3 is supposed to work on ubuntu 11, is that right?
So why installing it on ubuntu 10x?

They also say that gnome 3 is in its infancy and prone to bugs. So maybe we should wait for ubuntu 11 just to be safe?

pressko
April 16th, 2011, 03:51 PM
What I have read is that gnome 3 is supposed to work on ubuntu 11, is that right?
So why installing it on ubuntu 10x?

They also say that gnome 3 is in its infancy and prone to bugs. So maybe we should wait for ubuntu 11 just to be safe?



Yeah , I got that on the hard way :(

velt
April 16th, 2011, 06:33 PM
Yeah , I got that on the hard way :(

have problems with ubuntu 11 or gnome 3? or maybe both...

when is ubuntu 11 going to be ready?

dniMretsaM
April 16th, 2011, 06:45 PM
I think the release date is April 28.

oklokl
April 16th, 2011, 06:52 PM
Unstable
It is true

(GUI) and ubuntu 11.04 1~2 beta

ubuntu 10.10 -> windows xp..
It is similar to
Feel

gnome 3
No problem
Is trustworthy

Rushyang
April 16th, 2011, 07:31 PM
There is a difference between gnome-shell (which is being discussed here) and gnome3... Yes, they are little similar, but I'm saying this because guy here asked how to install GNOME3.

velt
April 16th, 2011, 09:55 PM
Unstable
It is true

(GUI) and ubuntu 11.04 1~2 beta

ubuntu 10.10 -> windows xp..
It is similar to
Feel

gnome 3
No problem
Is trustworthy


Thats a shame, looks so nice. Also I kind of dont like the look an feel of unity on ubuntu 10. I mean, on firefox the up menu and lower menu takes up a lot of space.

richlyn9
June 6th, 2011, 04:36 PM
hey people!!
I intend to install Gnome 3 on My Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and have found these instructions by googling around a bit.

need to verify if this is fine and will not break anything.

1) Install Dependencies
Run this command to install the GNOME Shell dependencies.
$ sudo apt-get install curl libtiff4-dev libgstreamer0.10-dev libcroco3-dev xulrunner-dev mesa-utils mesa-common-dev libreadline5-dev libgl1-mesa-dev libwnck-dev librsvg2-dev libgnome-desktop-dev libgnome-menu-dev libffi-dev libgtk2.0-dev libgconf2-dev libdbus-glib-1-dev gtk-doc-tools gnome-common git-core flex bison automake build-essential icon-naming-utils autopoint libvorbis-dev libpam-dev libgcrypt-dev libtasn1-dev libtasn1-3-bin libgnome-keyring-dev libupower-glib-dev libxklavier16 libxklavier-dev xserver-xephyr python-dev libpulse-dev libjasper-dev jhbuild libgtop2-dev libsqlite3-dev libproxy-dev libdb-dev libproxy-dev libcups2-dev libusb-1.0-0-dev
2) Download the Source
Get the script to setup your jhbuild environment.
$ wget http://git.gnome.org/browse/gnome-shell/plain/tools/build/gnome-shell-build-setup.sh
Make the script executable.
$ chmod +x gnome-shell-build-setup.sh
Execute the script. This will install jhbuild.
$ ./gnome-shell-build-setup.sh
3) Build GNOME 3
This command will download the latest source code and build GNOME 3. GNOME Shell includes 40+ packages that need to be downloaded and built. This can take a significant amount of time to complete so be patient.
$ jhbuild build
4) Keep GNOME 3 Up to Date
You are running the bleeding edge version of GNOME 3 and because of this the code in the git repositories will be constantly changing. To test the latest changes after your initial insallation simply run the following command. This automatically update your local copy of the source code and rebuild if there are any changes to GNOME 3 package or its dependencies.
$ jhbuild build
Starting GNOME Shell
Alt+F2 and enter:
$ ~/gnome-shell/install/bin/gnome-shell -replace
Stopping GNOME Shell
To exit and return to your default Gnome 2 hit Alt+F2 and enter:
debugexit


Thanks for your assistance!