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    gnome will only start in classic mode since upgrade to 12.04

    Like the title.
    Gnome was working before the upgrade just fine. Now it can only start up in classic mode.
    Unity works too.
    Any ideas how to make gnome run on my machine again?
    thanks,
    mike

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    Re: gnome will only start in classic mode since upgrade to 12.04

    I have updated my Nvidia Driver and restarted - still keeps falling back to classic gnome.
    How is this possible if it had worked on the earlier version?

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    Re: gnome will only start in classic mode since upgrade to 12.04

    Were you using gnome-shell from a PPA?

    I at least guess you're talking about gnome-shell since you say you can use both unity and a classic session.

    What does the terminal tell you if you run:

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    sudo apt-get install gnome-shell

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    Re: gnome will only start in classic mode since upgrade to 12.04

    Quote Originally Posted by kansasnoob View Post
    Were you using gnome-shell from a PPA?

    I at least guess you're talking about gnome-shell since you say you can use both unity and a classic session.

    What does the terminal tell you if you run:

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    sudo apt-get install gnome-shell
    Thanks, I will let you know as soon as I'm back on that machine.
    Do I need to be in gnome to run this or in unity or will it matter?
    Yes, I was talking about gnome-shell not working anymore since upgrade.
    If I log into with gnome it falls back to classic.
    But I can run unity ok.

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    Re: gnome will only start in classic mode since upgrade to 12.04

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrenief78 View Post
    Thanks, I will let you know as soon as I'm back on that machine.
    Do I need to be in gnome to run this or in unity or will it matter?
    Yes, I was talking about gnome-shell not working anymore since upgrade.
    If I log into with gnome it falls back to classic.
    But I can run unity ok.
    It won't matter what session you're running when you run that command. Just watch the output of the terminal for possible problems.

    You may very well have a graphics card problem that prevents Mutter from running but we need to go a step at a time

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    Re: gnome will only start in classic mode since upgrade to 12.04

    Quote Originally Posted by kansasnoob View Post
    It won't matter what session you're running when you run that command. Just watch the output of the terminal for possible problems.

    You may very well have a graphics card problem that prevents Mutter from running but we need to go a step at a time
    Just says that it's already installed..:
    mike@mike-Vostro-200:~$ sudo apt-get install gnome-shell
    [sudo] password for mike:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    gnome-shell is already the newest version.
    The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
    libunity6 libglew1.5 libglewmx1.5 libdee-1.0-1
    Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    mike@mike-Vostro-200:~$

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    Re: gnome will only start in classic mode since upgrade to 12.04

    I need to study some old notes but thought I'd at least give you a free bump.

    One question though, what options show up in the login screen?

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    Re: gnome will only start in classic mode since upgrade to 12.04

    Quote Originally Posted by kansasnoob View Post
    I need to study some old notes but thought I'd at least give you a free bump.

    One question though, what options show up in the login screen?
    I get all options (i think..)
    gnome
    gnome classic
    gnome no effects
    unity
    unity 2d

    i'm sure it's to do with the driver. I have the geforce 8300
    hope they will release a new driver soon. Seems like lots of other people have problems with that driver.

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    Re: gnome will only start in classic mode since upgrade to 12.04

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrenief78 View Post
    I get all options (i think..)
    gnome
    gnome classic
    gnome no effects
    unity
    unity 2d
    In other words, the first choice gets you Gnome Classic, Gnome Classic (No effects) or Unity (I forget which). Correct?

    I don't know the cause, but for what it's worth, that makes two of us, so it must be pretty common. In my case I think it's because my old computer just doesn't have the mojo any more.

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    Re: gnome will only start in classic mode since upgrade to 12.04

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrenief78 View Post
    Like the title.
    Gnome was working before the upgrade just fine. Now it can only start up in classic mode.
    Unity works too.
    Any ideas how to make gnome run on my machine again?
    thanks,
    mike
    It only ran on mine after I removed unity ( or most of it ), see here;

    http://blogs.operationaldynamics.com...untu-12-04-lts

    Of course you do this at your own risk. All the "GNOME"flavours now run on my machine, but I use GNOME Classic.
    There is always a way, but it might not be the best way, or your way!

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