How to install classic gnome desktop in ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail)

This tutorial will explain how to install classic gnome desktop in ubuntu 13.04.By default ubuntu 13.04 loads in to unity desktop.If still want to use old classic gnome desktop you have to install gnome session fallback package.

Install classic gnome desktop in ubuntu 13.04

Open the terminal and run one of the following command

sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback

Once you install the classic gnome desktop you need to logout from the existing session.Once you are at logon screen click the option to change your session then choose Gnome Fallback to logon


Once you logged in you should see similar to the following classic gnome desktop


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3 Responses

  1. Leandro says:

    Mate Desktop is a Gnome 2 fork. I use it on my old HP Mini 2133 due to its terrible GPU (VIA Chrome 9).

  2. RAM says:

    How do I completely remove Unity? I don’t want it to even appear as an option…

  3. David Williams says:

    Thanks! I run Ubuntu 13.04 as a virtual PC – and Unity crawls – It is to do with how all the clever graphics are handled by VirtualBox – 3D acceleration is not available for my setup and even if I turn as many graphical bells-and-whistles off as practical – the VM is barely usable. Gnome2 using the no-frills option – runs as fast as the host machine desktop.

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