View Full Version : [ubuntu] Update to Gnome 3

May 23rd, 2010, 09:28 PM
Hello all
I've just installed Ubuntu 10.04 and I was wondering how can I update my Gnome to 3 even though it is still not released offic.

Please tell me how Can i update it, I try once but it got all fu**** up and I reinstallled my Ubuntu, so please can someone tell my step by step, how can I do it :)

tnx a lot.

May 23rd, 2010, 09:34 PM
You can't. To many dependency issues. Which is why it screwed up before.

You could install Gnome-Shell from the repo's.

May 23rd, 2010, 09:41 PM
I would suggest that you dont do it and wait for a stable release, there is no saying what will happen to your OS. It's not stable enough for installation.

If you insist on a tutorial:
Fist of all install build-dep (sudo apt-get install build-dep This will install any necessary dependencies needed to successfully compile and run gnome-shell.

sudo apt-get build-dep gnome-shell
Once you have installed all of the required packages and libraries, open a terminal and type:

sudo apt-get install gnome-shell This will install Gnome-Shell.
Once installed, you can start Gnome-Shell by typing the following command in a terminal:

gnome-shell --replace
I suggest running it from a guest session, as it will ‘kill’ compiz, requiring you to manually restart it.

compiz.real --replace
- thanks to d0od from omgubuntu.co.uk