Thursday, January 19, 2012

Removing Unity from Ubuntu 11.10

 

Prerequisites before starting, get updated

sudo apt-get update

Install gnome classic

sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback

Log out then login and choose Gnome Classic from the little configuration button

Remove Unity packages and Unity specific tools

sudo apt-get purge appmenu-gtk appmenu-gtk3 appmenu-qt indicator-appmenu

sudo apt-get remove unity-lens-music unity-lens-applications unity-greeter unity-common unity-asset-pool unity-2d-launcher unity-2d libunity-misc4 libunity-2d-private0 gir1.2-unity-4.0

sudo apt-get purge liboverlay-scrollbar-0.2-0 liboverlay-scrollbar3-0.2-0 overlay-scrollbar appmenu-gtk appmenu-gtk3 appmenu-qt indicator-appmenu

Move the window chrome button to the same side as Windows, ie move from left side to right side.

sudo apt-get install gconf-editor

run gconf-editor in a terminal window

Navigate on the left of /apps/metacity/general
on the right side find the string button_layout and change it to :minimize,maximize,close

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Logout and/or reboot. You are done.

Original geek who documented most of this: http://linux-software-news-tutorials.blogspot.com/2011/10/ubuntu-1110-oneiric-remove-unity-and.html

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