View Full Version : [ubuntu] Problem after removing unity

September 24th, 2012, 04:44 PM
I've installed gnome-session-fallback because I prefer classic gnome. My problem is that after logout and selecting "Gnome classic" my desktop looks like I have both: Unity and Gnome running at the same time (you can see this at the screenshot). How can I deal with it?

September 24th, 2012, 04:46 PM
Log-out, at the sign in screen look to the right top of the log-in box, there is a Ubuntu logo, "click it!" Choose the one you downloaded.

September 24th, 2012, 04:54 PM
I did this, the screenshot is taken after I logged out, clicked on the Ubuntu logo and selected "Gnome classic" which is suppose to look as the old ubuntu (I also did this on the other computer and it worked, I have absolutely no idea why this is not working here)

September 24th, 2012, 04:57 PM
Please log into the DE that you want to use (gnome session I guess) then open terminal
enter in

ps aux | grep unity

then paste that her for us to see. Thanks

September 24th, 2012, 05:28 PM
delete this message please ;)

September 24th, 2012, 05:30 PM
This is what I get:

kacper@kacper-desktop:~$ ps aux | grep unity
kacper 11467 2.2 0.4 159580 16104 ? Sl 18:29 0:00 /usr/lib/unity/unity-panel-service
kacper 11572 1.6 0.3 80652 12396 ? Sl 18:30 0:00 /usr/lib/unity-lens-applications/unity-applications-daemon
kacper 11574 0.5 0.1 94988 6156 ? Sl 18:30 0:00 /usr/lib/unity-lens-files/unity-files-daemon
kacper 11582 21.2 0.4 98404 18904 ? Sl 18:30 0:02 /usr/lib/unity-lens-music/unity-music-daemon
kacper 11583 1.3 0.3 96772 12868 ? Sl 18:30 0:00 /usr/bin/python /usr/lib/unity-lens-video/unity-lens-video
kacper 11706 1.3 0.3 108552 13676 ? Sl 18:30 0:00 /usr/bin/python /usr/lib/unity-scope-video-remote/unity-scope-video-remote
kacper 11721 0.1 0.0 85040 3720 ? Sl 18:30 0:00 /usr/lib/unity-lens-music/unity-musicstore-daemon
kacper 11750 0.0 0.0 5612 836 pts/0 S+ 18:30 0:00 grep --color=auto unity

Frogs Hair
September 25th, 2012, 12:48 AM
Looks like Unity/Ubuntu 2D is still installed.

September 25th, 2012, 09:35 AM
So which packages should I remove?

September 25th, 2012, 02:34 PM
Try the classic (no effects) session:


Regular gnome classic uses the Compiz window manager, whereas classic (no effects) uses Metacity. And it seems like a lot of Ubuntu's Unity settings are "hard-coded" to compiz :(

September 25th, 2012, 09:43 PM
No effects works, but I'd prefere to use version with effects, because it looks much better... is there anything I can try to make it works?

Frogs Hair
September 25th, 2012, 11:46 PM
So which packages should I remove?

I have not tried this. http://ubuntublog.org/how-to-remove-unity-desktop-in-ubuntu-12-04.htm

sudo apt-get remove unity unity-2d-places unity-2d unity-2d-panel unity-2d-spread unity-asset-pool unity-services unity-lens-files unity-lens-music unity-lens-applications gir1.2-unity-4.0 unity-common indicator-sound indicator-power indicator-appmenu libindicator6 indicator-application evolution-indicator indicator-datetime indicator-messages libnux-1.0-0 nuxtools

September 26th, 2012, 02:01 AM
You can also open your software center and download "synaptic package manager" and look for the unity in synaptic, it will give you an option to "Remove" or "Reinstall"

September 26th, 2012, 03:17 AM
Do you by any chance have the CompizConfig Settings Manager installed?

If you do: open it, go to Preferences (along the left side) and see which profile is selected. If it's "unity" switch it to "Default".