If you would like your Ubuntu 11.10 better with the old GNOME desktop (no launcher but a good old system panel and so on), you can just install the gnome package and choose it as your default desktop environment. Therefore open a terminal and enter:

sudo apt-get install gnome

During the installation there will be some prompts that you will have to answer. Click OK on the first one after you are done reading:

Next, you will have to decide which desktop environment you want to configure as your default:

After installation, the GNOME as well as the Unity desktops will be available on the cogwheel-button in the login-screen:

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One thought on “Install GNOME Desktop On Ubuntu 11.10

  • April 24, 2012 at 5:33 am
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    thanks, very helpfull 😀

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