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  1. Hik
    April 10, 2011

    First line should be like this:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntugnometeam/gnome3

    …instead of:
    sudo apt-add-ppa repository: ubuntugnometeam/gnome3

    Secind line:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntugnometeam/ppa-Jan

    Error reading https://launchpad.net/api/1.0/~ubuntugnometeam/+archive/ppa-Jan: HTTP Error 404: Not Found

    Well, something is wrong.

    • zinovsky
      April 10, 2011

      Sorry was a typo, is corrected. You may try now
      I tested everything few hours ago and worked fine.

  2. Ken Walker
    April 10, 2011

    I have 11.04 beta installed. Right now on boot I can choose between Unity and Classic Ubuntu. Will this add a further choice on boot or will it replace the Classic Ubuntu choice?

  3. Ken Walker
    April 10, 2011

    First line in second set should be, at least that is the nearest package name that apt-cache search ugr shows

    sudo apt-get install ugr-desktop-g3

  4. Ken Walker
    April 10, 2011

    Hmm. Got it done and it doesn’t work. I tried it on a eee netbook. The login choice for Unity vanished. Both Ubuntu and Ubuntu Classic choice produce a failed to load error. Glad I didn’t try this on my desktop.

    • Zinovsky
      April 10, 2011

      When you got the login screen, Try to login with Gnome3 or Gnome-shell, For me worked from the first try without any issues.

  5. neeraj
    April 11, 2011

    tried this, however theme does not display nicely as you can see in third screenshot for libreoffice or in nautilus.How to do away with this ?

  6. Sonja
    April 12, 2011

    I followed the instructions, but something broke. :) I can’t boot into Ubuntu anymore.

    gtkwarning could not open display warning.swarn(str(e), _gtk.warning)

    What should I type in grub shell to go back to before Gnome3 or to fix this problem?

  7. Sonja
    April 12, 2011

    This is what happens when I turn on my computer now: http://i.imgur.com/TSVxw.png

    How to fix0r? :)

  8. Sonja
    April 12, 2011
  9. kansasnoob
    April 13, 2011

    Sweet, you provide a way to break machines w/o the warnings! Look here:


  10. 23dornot23d
    April 13, 2011

    This is an initial demonstration, with only the minimum parts to make
    things somewhat work. Scope will only include a main metapackage and
    gnome-session, and all other parts will be direct from the GNOME3 ppa.
    Not intended for production machines.

    This is intended to be installed on a fresh install of the latest natty
    beta. DO NOT install this on a production machine,

    [color=red]THERE IS NO DOWNGRADE
    PATH. THIS HAS NO WARRANTY, AND IT COULD SERIOUSLY MESS THINGS UP.[/color][b][/b][size=large][/size]

    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.

    Providing Feedback
    Your feedback is essential to this project. Join the ugr-testing team
    on launchpad, and file bug reports for any problems you notice. Most
    bugs should be filed with the ugr-meta package.

    • zinovsky
      April 24, 2011


  11. 23dornot23d
    April 13, 2011

    Here is the link to a page that may get you back if things do go wrong or you are not happy with the setup …….


    This – I also think should be added to this webpage as well as a the warning that it is in development and can break your system …..

  12. Akshay
    April 15, 2011

    can anyone tell me what is the need of installing as i think GNOME is available on Ubuntu 11.04 beta…..

    Also what’s the need of using command line installation as we can do all these stuffs from SYNAPTICS PACKAGE MANAGER.

  13. Ben
    April 24, 2011

    Personally I like gnome 2 way more.

  14. TwistedFires
    May 3, 2011

    I really don’t know why, I installed everything successfully and everything looks good, but the windows don’t refresh, they only refresh when I access the main gnome menu.

    It’s strange really, is everyone having the same problem as me?

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    May 6, 2011

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  16. Daniel
    May 12, 2011

    As far as the disclaimer at the top about "it could seriously mess things up" is soooo true. I tried this lastnight, then spent the rest of the night reinstalling Ubuntu!

  17. ras.su
    August 3, 2011

    here fixes for this howto


  18. teloris
    September 1, 2011

    is it also works on maverick (10.10) ??

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  23. ma3cs
    October 9, 2011

    To install this PPA:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3
    sudo apt-get update



  24. ma3cs
    October 9, 2011

    To install this PPA:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3
    sudo apt-get update



  25. steng
    December 3, 2011

    i have Ubuntu 11.10 newly installed , how do i change to classic desktop,

    please don’t say to go to "system>preferences>login screen"

    because i can find "system" :-)


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