Wednesday, October 31, 2012

How to Full GNOME Shell Package Installation on Ubuntu 12.10

Are too loyal to Ubuntu , but you just can not digest Unity and prefer GNOME Shell ? Well, then this article is just for you! If you are using Ubuntu 12.10 with Unity or some other desktop environment, and want to switch to a full desktop experience without installing GNOME Shell Ubuntu GNOME Remix 12.10 , you can just simply install some packages . Using the instructions below, not only will install GNOME Shell but the default settings and applications that you find with Ubuntu GNOME Remix. There are also some optional steps for installing some applications, then it’s up to you to decide whether to opt for the installation or not.

Install GNOME packages necessary

The first thing to do is type in the terminal the following command:
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop ubuntu-gnome-gnome-default-settings
Now it’s up to you to choose whether you want to GDM or LightDM because during the installation you will be asked if you want to install GDM. In the event that this does not happen, and you want GDM instead of LightDM, you would type:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure gdm
and select GDM instead of LightDM. At the end of installation just get out of the current session and select from the screen to enter GNOME GNOME Shell, at this point, it will be the version 3.6.1 ! Now the advice is to remove the following metapackage will not involve any system problem:

sudo apt-get remove ubuntu-settings
The package “ubuntu- settings ‘sets different default values of Ubuntu, as the order of the buttons in the window, some plugins Rhythmbox and so on.

Optional: Install the missing packages

Some packages in the repositories of Ubuntu 12.10 are not updated to the latest version 3.6.x. (As you already long ago we described, for example, Nautilus). To overcome this problem, open the terminal and type:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa: gnome3-team/gnome3
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get
packages that will be upgraded are Aisleriot 3.6.0, Brasero 3.6.0, Nautilus 3.6.1, Totem 3.6.0, Transmission 0.7.1, Transmageddon 12:23 and Sound Juicer 3.5.0 .
Finally, if you like, you can also remove the overlay scrollbars:
sudo apt-get remove overlay-scrollbar *
attention now! If you have any problems with Plymouth try typing the command from the terminal:
sudo update-alternatives - config default.plymouth
and choose ubuntu-gnome, now given a nice:
sudo update-initramfs-u
and everything should be solved!

Slackel KDE-4.9.2

Dimitris Tzemos has announced the release of Slackel KDE-4.9.2, a live Slackware-based distribution with the very latest KDE desktop environment: "Slackel Live KDE-4.9.2 has been released. A collection of two KDE live DVD images are immediately available that can be burned to a DVD or used with a USB drive. The Slackel live DVD images include Linux kernel 3.2.29. Slackel Live KDE-4.9.2 includes the current tree of Slackware Linux and KDE 4.9.2, accompanied by a rich collection of KDE-centric software. Firefox 16.0.2, KMail, KTorrent, Akregator, Kopete, OpenJRE 7u9, Pidgin, gFTP, GParted, wicd, slapt-get and Gslapt, sourcery. In the multimedia section Bangarang 2.1, Clementine 1.0.1, K3b 2.0.2 are all included. See the release announcement to find out more about the release. Download (MD5) the installation DVD images from SourceForge: slackellive-kde-4.9.2-32.iso (1,002MB), slackellive-kde-4.9.2-64.iso (1,011MB).