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.

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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4 comments on “Install Gnome Classic (Gnome Session Fallback) to Ubuntu 12.04 “Precise Pangolin”
  1. Blair says:

    Okay, so when I did:
    $ sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback

    it killed my LAN connection!! my NIC is no longer working!! please help. my wifi adapter works, but I want my LAN connection back.

    • Geekster says:

      try doing this. let me know if it works or not.

      $ sudo apt-get install network-manager network-manager-gnome

      and start the network manager daemon with this command.

      $ sudo service network-manager start

  2. Blair says:

    I still have no LAN connection. ): I checked my ip and dns and everything is good.

    let me say, when I did the code
    $ sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback

    It did not work either…. basically, it just killed my NIC!

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