View Full Version : [ubuntu] downgrade gnome from 3.4.2 to gnome 3.4

March 4th, 2013, 05:02 AM
hello i recently upgraded gnome to 3.5.4 and well i love the look but miss my extensions and add ons so is there a way to downgrade to gnome 3.4 again or do i have to do a clean system install????

Frogs Hair
March 4th, 2013, 08:52 PM
I am guessing you are referring to the gnome shell. What Ubuntu version and how did you upgrade ? If a PPA was used to install it is possible to remove it an install the current version from the software center. I believe 12.04 uses 3.4.2 and I see on my installation that 12.10 uses 3.6.2 which has compatible extensions.

March 5th, 2013, 12:43 AM
yes it was via ppa and now i am on a developers release and cant figure out how to downgrade or upgrade and i am on ubuntu 12.04

Frogs Hair
March 5th, 2013, 01:54 AM
There is a purge available for the ricotz PPA but it is from last year.


Another way would be to use the following command/s.
sudo apt-get remove --purge gnome-shell
Next, open Software Sources > Other Software and remove the correct PPA source. There will be two lines with the same address.

Update sources list:
sudo apt-get update

Install shell from Ubuntu repository:
sudo apt-get install gnome-shell

March 8th, 2013, 05:13 AM
thank you so much did that now im back om 3.4.1 and got all my extensions again i cant thank you enough .... :):):)

Frogs Hair
March 8th, 2013, 05:05 PM
I'm glad to worked out for you . With the PPA changing constantly extensions may become incompatible due to updates. The ricotz PPA is advertised as a testing PPA.