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Thread: [Ubuntu 13.04] Problems reinstalling Unity after uninstalling Gnome

  1. #1
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    Aug 2009
    Montreal, Canada

    [Ubuntu 13.04] Problems reinstalling Unity after uninstalling Gnome

    I originally installed the default Ubuntu 13.04 desktop with Unity. Later I installed the complete Gnome package. Because this installation runs under Vmware Workstation, I found loads > 5 were common, so I want to go back to Unity. Here is an edited version of the history. For a while, upon bootup, I first saw only a blue square for a second then I only saw a black screen after that. I could log in via ssh. After some fussing I restored Gnome. How can I go back to Unity?

    404 sudo apt-get install --reinstall unity-services ubuntu-desktop dconf-tools unity
    405 sudo apt-get install gdm
    407 sudo apt-get install dconf-tools
    408 setsid unity
    409 sudo /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p
    410 sudo apt-get install lightdm lightdm-greeter-example-gtk
    415 sudo reboot
    418 sudo apt-get uninstall gnome-shell
    419 sudo apt-get remove gnome-shell
    420 sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm
    421 sudo reboot
    422 sudo apt-get uninstall gnome
    423 sudo apt-get remove gnome
    424 sudo apt-get remove gnome-*
    425 sudo apt-get remove gnome-common
    426 sudo apt-get remove full-gnome3-experience
    427 sudo apt-get remove full-gnome-desktop
    428 sudo dpkg-reconfigure
    429 sudo apt-get install ubuntu-settings
    430 sudo apt-get autoremove
    431 sudo apt-get remove gnome-documents
    432 sudo apt-get remove gnome-boxes
    433 sudo apt-get install overlay-scrollbar*
    434 sudo apt-get install unity
    440 sudo apt-get install unity-reset
    441 sudo apt-get update
    442 dconf reset -f /org/compiz/
    443 sudo apt-get install dconf-tools
    444 dconf reset -f /org/compiz/
    445 sudo unity --reset-icons
    451 sudo unity --reset-icons &disown
    452 sudo reboot
    453 sudo apt-get install --reinstall unity-services
    454 sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
    455 sudo apt-get autoremove
    456 sudo apt-get install dconf-tools
    457 dconf reset -f /org/compiz/
    460 sudo unity --reset-icons
    461 unity --reset-icons
    462 sudo apt-get install dconf-tools
    467 sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
    468 sudo apt-get autoremove
    469 sudo reboot
    472 sudo apt-get remove unity
    473 sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop unity
    477 sudo dpkg-reconfigure
    478 sudo dpkg-reconfigure gdm
    480 sudo gdm&
    481 sudo apt-get remove compizconfig-settings-manager
    482 sudo apt-get remove compiz-fusion-plugins-extra
    483 sudo apt-get remove compiz-plugins-extra
    484 sudo apt-get purge compiz*
    485 sudo apt-get install unity-2d
    486 sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
    487 sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop-2d
    488 sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop-2d
    489 sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
    490 sudo apt-get install xserver-xgl
    491 sudo apt-get install emerald
    492 sudo apt-get install compiz-fusion-plugins-extra
    493 sudo apt-get install git compiz-plugins-extra
    494 sudo apt-get install compiz-plugins-extra
    495 sudo apt-get install unity
    496 gconftool-2 --recursive-unset /apps/compiz-1
    497 gconftool-2 --recursive-unset /apps/compizconfig-1
    498 unity --reset
    499 unity --reset-icons

    Here is how I restored Gnome:

    490 sudo aptitude update
    491 sudo apt-get install aptitude
    492 sudo apt-get install dselect
    493 sudo dselect access
    494 sudo dselect update
    495 sudo apt-get dselect-upgrade
    496 sudo apt-get dselect-update
    497 sudo aptitude upgrade
    498 sudo apt-get autoremove
    499 sudo apt-get autoclean
    500 sudo reboot

    Is there a way forward?
    Last edited by mslinn; July 5th, 2013 at 06:20 AM.

  2. #2
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    Nux Jam
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: [Ubuntu 13.04] Problems reinstalling Unity after uninstalling Gnome

    unity needs gnome by the way; so what you are doing make no sense.

  3. #3
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    Montreal, Canada

    Re: [Ubuntu 13.04] Problems reinstalling Unity after uninstalling Gnome

    If you know how to restore Unity, then you would be more helpful if you offered a suggestion.

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