View Full Version : [SOLVED] Unity on 11.04. What are my options?

March 15th, 2012, 12:04 AM
I saw a thread on how to get back to the classic Gnome desktop in 11.10, so I tried that but it doesn't work. Someone told me to download "gnome=panel" but I can't find such a thing.

Do I need to reinstall 10.04? Or is it easier to go to 11.10 and use "sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback"? Or is there a better option?

March 15th, 2012, 12:08 AM
Well you can always try one of the Ubuntu derivatives:

Kubuntu - http://www.kubuntu.org/
Xubuntu - http://xubuntu.org/
Lubuntu - http://lubuntu.net/

Frogs Hair
March 15th, 2012, 12:09 AM
In 11.04 you can select Ubuntu Classic during login and in 11.10 you would need to install the Gnome Fall-Back Session . The thread title says 11.04.

March 15th, 2012, 12:13 AM
I found this howto on how to make gnome 3 fallback look like the gnome2 on omgubuntu. Link: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/12/how-to-make-ubuntu-11-10-look-and-feel-like-gnome-2/

Also you should try out cinnamon if you want that classic gnome feel. It's made by the guys who make Linux Mint and I think its really good. Also if you get Cinnamon then you don't have to go through the process of tweaking the gnome fallback session. Link: http://cinnamon.linuxmint.com/

This is of course if you have 11.10, but if you have 11.04 you can just switch to the gnome classic session.

March 15th, 2012, 12:21 AM
Upgrade to 11.10 and install the gnome-shell desktop environment. You can then visit the Gnome Shell Extensions website to configure it to your liking:


Take a look at this video and see if Gnome Shell with extensions might be for you:


March 15th, 2012, 12:43 AM
Frog's Hair - I just restarted but I didn't see any classic option. I also can't find the thread you're referring to.

Edit. Huh. Why was "hating" taken out of the title of the thread?

March 15th, 2012, 01:04 AM
OH WAIT I FOUND IT! Down at the very bottom of the log in screen. From the pictures that were posted, I had the impression it was in the log in window. Thanks!

Frogs Hair
March 15th, 2012, 01:05 AM
Great :guitar:

March 15th, 2012, 04:02 AM
Why was "hating" taken out of the title of the thread?

Because it upsets me. And you won't like me when I am upset. :D