How to install Gnome3 in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty via PPA

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Everybody knows that Ubuntu11.04 has Unity as default desktop, with the arrival of Gnome 3, many users want to test this in Ubuntu11.04 Natty. In this quick post will show you how to install Gnome3 on Ubuntu11.04 Natty.

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Default desktop of Ubuntu11.04

Note that this PPA will not work in earlier releases of Ubuntu.

Installation of Gnome3 in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty

THERE IS NO DOWNGRADE PATH. THIS HAS NO WARRANTY, AND IT COULD SERIOUSLY MESS THINGS UP.

1) Obtain a clean, fresh installation of the latest 11.04 Natty Narwhal
beta. Perform all applicable updates.

2) Configure the system to NOT login automatically. This is needed so that you can choose what kind of session you want. If you do not do this, you will still be stuck with unity. This can be changed under system>preferences>login screen.

3) Add the UGR Repositories:

 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntugnometeam/gnome3
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntugnometeam/ppa-gen
sudo apt-get update

4) Install UGR

 sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get install ugr-desktop-g3 gnome-shell
sudo apt-get upgrade

5) Reboot. You should see “GNOME 3″ and “GNOME shell” as a session
option in the login screen.

after the installation is done, restart your session.

Ub4

ub3

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Usefull Links: lffl.org, gnome3

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