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Thread: Select desktop environment not working - Ubuntu 12.10

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    Hello,

    I installed Ubuntu 12.10 x32 and after that I installed the Gnome Shell Desktop Environment but when I log out and try to change to Gnome I see the option but I cannot select it, it doesn't work.

    Anybody having the same problem?

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    Re: Select desktop environment not working - Ubuntu 12.10

    I just installed Gnome, and what you have to do is select the desktop environment, then click OK. Log in, and you should have it.

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    Re: Select desktop environment not working - Ubuntu 12.10

    I installed Gnome successfully through the Software Center. Short after the instalacion it asked me what gdm I wanted and I left the default option "lightgdm" Then I logged out and in the logging screen, before writing my password I try to change to Gnome but I cannot select it, the list of the other desktops environments that I have installed appear but I cannot select any of them.

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    Re: Select desktop environment not working - Ubuntu 12.10

    Did you just log out, or did you restart? If you just logged out, try completely restarting, then try to select it, then OK, then your password.

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    Re: Select desktop environment not working - Ubuntu 12.10

    I tried logging out, restarting the computer and even turning it off. The only thing I haven't tried is to uninstall and reinstall it again.

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    Re: Select desktop environment not working - Ubuntu 12.10

    Then I am at a complete loss. You might try uninstalling then reinstalling the environment.

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    Re: Select desktop environment not working - Ubuntu 12.10

    Well, thanks anyway. The solution will turn out sooner or later

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    Re: Select desktop environment not working - Ubuntu 12.10

    After selecting Gnome, did you click on OK? It's now a two step rather than a one step process...

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    Re: Select desktop environment not working - Ubuntu 12.10

    Try the tab and enter key . This was happening in beta 2 but was resolved with an update two weeks ago. Make sure you are up to date.
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    Re: Select desktop environment not working - Ubuntu 12.10

    Well, I found out what the problem was. It sounds really stupid hahaha.

    Well, I had installed different desktop environments so when I logged out to use one of them I saw the list but I couldn't see the OK button because my screen is not big enough (I'm using a netbook). I thought I had just to click on the desired desktop enviroment but, as Nick Payne said, you also have to click on the OK button (which it was not displayed).

    Well mystery solved.

    Thank you guys for your help.

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