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    [SOLVED] Remove Gnome Shell: Restore Unity

    I have Ubuntu 13.04 and was trying out Gnome Shell. I have decided to go back to Unity. The problem is; the Appearance setting is gone, all the dialogs are Gnome3 dialogs, Nautilus is the Gnome version.

    How can I remove Gnome Shell and get back to pure Unity?
    Last edited by mooreted; February 10th, 2013 at 09:14 PM.

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    Re: Remove Gnome Shell: Restore Unity

    Code:
    #sudo apt-get install unity
    that will install unity
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    Re: Remove Gnome Shell: Restore Unity

    Thank you for the reply:

    "Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    unity is already the newest version."

    Unity runs, but all the settings and themes are Gnome3 settings and themes. And there is no Appearance setting in System Settings so I can't change background, icons, themes, etc.

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    Re: Remove Gnome Shell: Restore Unity

    Quote Originally Posted by mooreted View Post
    It appears that link only works for those with google accounts. Do you know about the 'gear' icon to the right of your log-in name that selects different desktops? i'd go to the software center or Synaptic and uninstall gnome-shell. Look at what is being uninstalled before clicking 'go'.

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    Re: Remove Gnome Shell: Restore Unity

    Sorry, forgot to make the link public. Should work now.

    I removed Gnome Shell but no change.

    Something kind of strange: When I look at Settings/Details it says I'm running 13.04 but when I boot it says I'm running 12.10.

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    Re: Remove Gnome Shell: Restore Unity

    unity --replace should replace your current DE with Unity.

    EDIT:
    What does lsb_release -a and cat /etc/*-release says?
    Last edited by Bufeu; February 10th, 2013 at 06:49 PM.

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    Re: Remove Gnome Shell: Restore Unity

    The realase commands show as Ubuntu 12.10.

    unity --replace throws about a hundred errors at me.

    Might have to re-install one of these days.

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    Re: Remove Gnome Shell: Restore Unity

    have just checked my System Settings here , and the Appearance icon is gone too; very bad, need to report that bug.

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    Re: Remove Gnome Shell: Restore Unity

    Oh, so, it's not just me. I thought I broke something.

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