Install Gnome Classic (Gnome Session Fallback) to Ubuntu 12.04 “Precise Pangolin”

I have switched from Gnome to Mate, after playing with Cinnamon for a while. However, if you are a Gnome maniac not satisfied by the Gnome 3, you can switch to the old Classic Gnome (also called gnome-session-fallback), on your Ubuntu 12.04 “Precise Pangolin” Box.

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Gnome Classic is still a viable solution for Ubuntu 12.04. Both the gnome-panel and indicator-applet-complete packages behind gnome-session-fallback are part of the Universe repository, so the community is responsable for the package’s integrity, not Canonical itself.

So, to install gnome-fallback, do this:

$ sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback

If you want to make the autologin to login to gnome-classic, do this:

For setting GNOME Classic with effects as default:

$ sudo /usr/lib/lightdm/lightdm-set-defaults -s gnome-classic

For setting GNOME Classic without effects as default:

sudo /usr/lib/lightdm/lightdm-set-defaults -s gnome-fallback

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