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Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal 64-bit Guide Part 2 – Installing GNOME3

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In this post, we are going to install GNOME3.

Step 1: Make sure you got Unity to work. This is very important. We don’t want to install Gnome3 on an ailing system.

Step 2: Update everything, if not already one in Part 1.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo reboot

Step 3: Install GNOME3

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get install gnome-shell gnome-session
sudo apt-get -f install
sudo apt-get install gnome-shell
sudo apt-get install gnome-session
sudo apt-get remove gnome-accessibility-themes
sudo apt-get install gnome-themes-standard
sudo apt-get install -f

Step 4: Now, reboot your system.

sudo reboot

And then, log into the session named ‘GNOME’. If everything worked out alright, you should be in GNOME3.

The gnome-tweak-tool lets you make minor modifications to the way the Gnome Shell looks/interacts. In a subsequent post, we will look at various customizations that are possible.


1. http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=10734567&postcount=1. Read this for a detailed description of all the steps.


Written by Vivek

June 1, 2011 at 14:29

Posted in Linux, Technology

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