Ubuntu :: Switch Desktop Shell From Unity To Gnome-shell?
Apr 14, 2011
Is there any way I can switch my desktop shell from unity to, say, gnome-shell? I can switch using other console shell I like (bash, csh, fish, etc.). Assume that there is a stable alternative desktop shell, I should be able to choose, too.
(For console shell, we goes to /etc/passwd. But for desktop, I can't find the way to config.)
I have seen many reviews of 11.04 beta with option to upgrade from 10.10. Can somebody confirm that it could be done without damaging the present gnome. I do not want Gnome shell/Unity as the DE in 11.04 too.
After trying gnome-shell and unity on my Intel graphics card, I decided to install Lucid, and give it a try on my Sony Vaio VGN-NW21SF Notebook, equiped with an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550 graphics card.
Operating System: Ubuntu Lucid Lynx Video Driver: fglrx 8.732-0ubuntu1 (ati website 10.5 catalyst), repository. Gnome Shell: repository, ricoz, last build. Unity: repository Report: I experience the following: constant flickers, rendering problems (text is deformed, windows are not rendered), basically its unusable.
I understand that gnome-shell is still in beta, and it will not be included in Maverick as default, but how about Unity. This is a serious problem, which basically affects many users (I saw numerous complaints about ATI)
Please excuse my ignorance, but I need to get it straight. I've been reading and trying to find out more about these three new desktop environments, but still am rather confused. I have had Unity on my netbook for a couple of months now and know it inside out (more or less by now). The problem is: what is the main difference between Gnome 3 and Gnome Shell?
To my understanding Gnome 3 will be a continuation of the panelled Gnome we are so used to? But then I read the panels will be gone forever, so I'm confused again Gnome Shell is somewhat similar-looking to Unity, but I haven't had a chance to try it properly yet.
So instead of risking a borked upgrade, while wanting to try something new, I installed Unity (from a guide somewhere) and Gnome-Shell from Ubuntu Tweak.Well they installed and run fine. The problem is this: Many pop-up menus, right-click menus and volume icons and such are warped and deformed. There is a diagonal line running through the box and the text is all slanted and "wrapped around" this diagonal.
I'm thinking about the near future with Unity and GNOME Shell. I've tried both a little and wondered what I'm missing; they seem pretty much the same on the outside! I'm assuming it's similar to GNOME and XFCE; they look quite similar, with XFCE aiming to be lighter-weight, but what's the difference between these two new 3D environments? Why did Ubuntu fork the GNOME environment when it barely differs from what GNOME are providing?
I am wondering if I can open a shell or new terminal thing from within the terminal in a unix/linux enviroment. Particularly a commandline only one where there is no GUI. Is this doable? how do I do it?
However when i logged into it, i noticed that the movements with the curser was extremely slow and happened with a delay, but this only happens when i have an window open, its fine when its just the desktop Same thing happened with Gnome-Shell i think it must be mutter because its fine with normal Ubuntu Is there any solution to this at all?
I have lost some icons from my desktop, they are, firefox, yast, thunderbird, emacs, the space and the names are still there, and when I hover the mouse over the space, it is highlighted as it should be. The application opens and runs as normal when I click on the space where the icon should be. The icons are also missing from the favorites bar on the left side and also from the panel top left when the app is running.I have tried, rebuilding the icon cache in 'usr/share/icons/hicolor', and also all othercon caches for that matter, and no difference. I tried uninstalling and installing the app, no differenence. I tried changing themes and icons from Tweak Tool, no difference. As far as I can see the icons are there in the hicolor directory
Is it possible to manipulate the selection of network proxy through shell script?
What happens How to change the selection of "Default" to "Something" through shell script? What I am trying to say is, I have created a new location called "Something" with HTTP Proxy as proxy and port as 8080. If I am at my home, I use "Default". If I goto my college, I should change it to "something". How to do this via shell script?
I have a big problem here.I have 2 shell windows, ne is a root shell and the other with some user account.If I change the root password in the root shell window aspasswd rootI can change it, but when I go into the user shell window, and I do "su" I cannot switch to root. Always "incorrect password".Same happen if I try to do "su <some-other-user>"This happen ONLY in shell windowws. If I try, for example, to run some administration service, like system-config-service, the root password is accepted in the prompting window.
I recently installed Ubuntu desktop, since I had been running my server as Ubuntu Server on a guest OS on Windows 7 and never really used the Windows part of the computer. Since then, I've been unable to use the mouse in a graphical environment for longer than a few minutes without it starting to act crazy. The mouse moves around normally, but won't respond to clicks (left, middle, or right) but the keyboard shortcuts still work. I'm not sure if things have changed since I last used Gnome though, but Alt+Tab is not working for me either when this happens. Sometimes, the active window is even behind another window, and isn't pulled to the foreground.
After a bit of frustrated clicking and jamming of buttons on the keyboard, sometimes the mouse kind of starts working because I'll notice a right click menu open. But, I am still unable to move windows or click on them to bring them to the foreground, and my mouse presses only work on the current window. And then, eventually, after about a minute or so, it'll stop respond again too.
I saw in one thread that someone had dead spaces where he couldn't click, so he installed and ran Gnome and that fixed it, but I tried using Ubuntu Classic and it is still giving me the same behavior. I'm actually posting this message now in links, because I can't use Firefox or Chrome well enough when it's hidden behind other windows.
I am using ubuntu10.04-server 64bit AMD with fluxbox. After I ran Matlab in a shell (without GUI) the shell does not display characters anymore, but will execute any command, I just can't see the characters that I'm typing.. I use aterm and xterm, does anybody know why that is, am I missing a package?
MACHINE: HP Proliant DL260G5OS: SLES 11 SP1kernel: Linux xserver 18.104.22.168-0.7-default #1 SMP 2010-05-20 11:14:20 +0200 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/LinuxIt is used as remote xserver in a LAN.I have configured /usr/lib/restricted/bin/.rbashrc with some environment variables but when the users logon in the system finally is executed $HOME/.bashrc and some environment vars are overwritten.
is there some wiki page on GNOME or Fedora that list which graphics cards work without problems on Fedora 15 with GNOME Shell? I have tried 3 older cards and they all failed, so I would like to share this info with others so people know which cards to avoid if they want to use full features of GNOME 3 via GNOME Shell.
I am trying to create a shell script similar to ls, but which only lists directories. I have the first half working (no argument version), but trying to make it accept an argument, I am failing. My logic is sound I think, but I'm missing something on the syntax.
Code: if [ $# -eq 0 ] ; then d=`pwd` for i in * ; do if test -d $d/$i ; then echo "$i:" code....
I have my Unity desktop just how I like it, but sometimes I like to log in to the Gnome (Ubuntu Classic) desktop. However, I was playing around with CCSM while in Gnome and I've totally messed it up, I have the Gnome panels and also the Unity launcher, it's a total mess. Is there a way to reset my Gnome desktop to default without affecting my Unity desktop?
is it would be possible create a Ubuntu dvd that contains the ubuntu server desktop and alternate install opptions, as well as all four main desktop environments (gnome, kde, xfce, lxde) and unity. since much of the data is redundant between each version cd's it would probably all fit on one disk. then all that would be needed is two disks one for 32 bit and another for 64 bit. i really think that this could work.
I installed Gnome 3 on Natty successfully, despite some minor glitches. It works fine, but recently I found some nice screenshots that looks quite different from which I get, and from others I saw before. You can found it in this link: [URL] Some one knows to what the differences are due?
I just upgraded to beta 10.04, & am trying to get GNOME-shell installed. I have downloaded the tar file for it, but when I do ./configure in a terminal, I get the following error messages: No package 'mutter-plugins' found No package 'gjs-gi-1.0' found No package 'gobject-introspection-1.0' found