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Old 05-01-2011, 03:39 PM   #1
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I upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04 from 10.10, I am learning and do not want the new desktop.


I upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04 from 10.10, I am learning and do not want the new desktop. I like the 10.10 do I have to wipe out 11.04 and reinstall 10.10 or can I just load the desktop from 10.10. What is the name of the desktop from Ubuntu 10.10. Thank you. If I need to I will wipe the whole computer and install Ubuntu 10.10 alone.
 
Old 05-01-2011, 03:43 PM   #2
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Most likely, you will need to wipe it out and reinstall 10.10. Sorry man, but ubuntu doesn't have the option to completely downgrade the distro itself.

Josh
 
Old 05-01-2011, 03:51 PM   #3
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I just learned this myself. When you sign in, you know, when it prompts you for a Password, you have a choice of desktop environments. You can easily set it from Ubuntu Desktop to Ubuntu (Classic) Classic. Also, if you want to, you can install the KDE Plasma Desktop too if you want a KDE Environment. Anyway, just set it from Ubuntu to Ubuntu Classic
 
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Old 05-01-2011, 03:55 PM   #4
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Didn't know that.... *mentally noted*
 
Old 05-01-2011, 04:03 PM   #5
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I have the impression that there is going to be many more "I dont like unity, how do I get gnome classic" threads here over the coming weeks. Its already one of several.

Just wait till 11.10 comes out and you have to install gnome classic to get it going...thats going to be extra fun.
 
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Old 05-01-2011, 04:28 PM   #6
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I have to agree with you, cascade. When I had an install of Ubuntu 10.10 I installed the Unity interface just to see what it was all about. Some features were okay but they made it inordinately hard to get to anything in the system besides firefox and rythmbox. I'm thinking we might just need a sticky post detailing a few ways of ridding oneself of the Unity interface.
 
Old 05-01-2011, 04:57 PM   #7
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I'm thinking we might just need a sticky post detailing a few ways of ridding oneself of the Unity interface.
That is an excellent idea. Mods/admins, I vote that we do this. Its not like the unity threads are going to stop anytime soon IMO.

Now we just need somebody to do a decent write up on how to do it. On even just some quick copy n pasting, theres a few really good posts on the issue, and rolling them into one concise set of directions should be pretty easy.
 
Old 05-01-2011, 05:11 PM   #8
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Angry Changing to Gnome interface

I read in Katherine Noyes's (PC Magazine?) column that one could change to Gnome and she made it sound as though it could be done on a permanent basis so that you didn't have to remember to pick it on every boot.
Also she said that a new version of Gnome has been released. I would like to know how to get & install it so I could check it out & if I like it how to incorporate it into 10.10 or 11.04, any one have any ideas? I sure dislike the unity interface. Very tacky; too much like using a Mac, no way to get to the internals, at least not easily. Also, if you want to do a trial of a new or a different distro, you do better to use a live distro until you are sure you want to change permanently.
Michael

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Old 05-01-2011, 05:30 PM   #9
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Mike: Assuming you are running Ubuntu, search for the interface you want in synaptic, and install it that way, next time you boot up, look for a little bar across the bottom of your screen. There should be a dropdown type menu with the option to pick your environment. I haven't tried the newest Ubuntu, but in the last one I used (10.10), whatever you chose to boot into generally stays that way until you choose something else.
 
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Old 05-01-2011, 09:05 PM   #10
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Mike: Assuming you are running Ubuntu, search for the interface you want in synaptic, and install it that way, next time you boot up, look for a little bar across the bottom of your screen. There should be a dropdown type menu with the option to pick your environment. I haven't tried the newest Ubuntu, but in the last one I used (10.10), whatever you chose to boot into generally stays that way until you choose something else.
Thanx rediflex. Appreciate the quick response. As soon as I figure outg which Version of Gnome I have, I'll check out the upgrade, if available in synaptic. I wish some other OSes were that simple to change things in.
 
Old 05-01-2011, 11:33 PM   #11
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May I recommend Debian?
Its like Ubuntu but better Alittle trickier to install though.

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Old 05-02-2011, 01:43 PM   #12
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How can I uninstall v. 11.04 and reinstall v. 10.10

Somebody suggested making a new sticky post by and for people who hate Unity. Great idea. Let me suggest another sticky post: how to uninstall v. 11.04. What an awful piece of garbage.

On my netbook, v.11.04 doesn't even display menus. No menus! I can't believe it. So I'm stuck in some nether world that is starting to make Win 7 actually look good.

On my bigger laptop, it has already crashed three times in 24 hours. Brings me right back to the good old days of Mac system 9.x.

I can find no documentation anywhere about how to uninstall this pathetic lemon and reinstall the version that actually worked, the one that put the competition in the shade.

There's no way I'm the only person who feels this way.
 
Old 05-02-2011, 05:44 PM   #13
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Steve: I don't believe Ubuntu has any sort of rollback functionality, or at least not one that wouldn't take a lot of work and likely be buggy afterwards. I'd suggest you back up your files and reinstall 10.10.

Mike: You're welcome, good luck finding something you like. I'm personally liking Openbox right now (not running Ubuntu anymore).

Edit: looks like ubuntu maverick does have a "create savepoint" feature that you can then rollback to if you do something you don't like, but it sounds like savepoints have to be created manually which I'd imagine you didn't do because you didn't know the functionality existed.

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Old 05-02-2011, 06:02 PM   #14
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Most likely, you will need to wipe it out and reinstall 10.10. Sorry man, but ubuntu doesn't have the option to completely downgrade the distro itself.

Josh

U don't need to wipe at ubuntu 11 over a silly desktop.


OP when you go to login at the bottom of the screen select ubuntu classic. This will be the gnome desktop. Onces you log in go to System>Administration>Login and set your default desktop.

Any yes unity is missing organization, customization, and imo just awful.
 
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Old 05-02-2011, 11:35 PM   #15
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I am hoping NOT to start a flame here, but I do find it curious to see a list of linux users who generally would tell a Windows user that the strength of linux is the ability of the user to choose
what they like or even change to something completely unique. Also, I have had a go at 11.04 and whilst it is different using unity and not everything is in exactly the same
places or maybe as intuitive as previous desktops, neither is KDE or Gnome for a Windows user.

My suggestion would be instead of maybe a sticky would be to direct the users to the ubuntu forums where plenty of people have already shown easy ways to change back or
to something else.

Just my 2 cents
 
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