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#1 2013-03-10 09:16:20

etrader
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Registered: 2012-09-21
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[SOLVED] Where is Gnome Classic in GDM

In install gnome with packages gnome and gnome-extra, but the only possible session at GDM login panel is Gnome, and no option for Gnome Classic. This option is available when installing Gnome on Ubuntu/Debian.

Did I miss something during installation/configuration ?

Last edited by etrader (2013-03-10 14:01:02)

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#2 2013-03-10 10:00:27

hadrons123
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Re: [SOLVED] Where is Gnome Classic in GDM

The only way to get back to gnome classic in GDM 3.6 is by forced fallback mode in system settings.


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#3 2013-03-10 10:19:41

KlavKalashj
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Re: [SOLVED] Where is Gnome Classic in GDM

etrader wrote:

In install gnome with packages gnome and gnome-extra, but the only possible session at GDM login panel is Gnome, and no option for Gnome Classic. This option is available when installing Gnome on Ubuntu/Debian.

Did I miss something during installation/configuration ?

I think Gnome Classic will be enabled in Gnome 3.8 which will be released soon.

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#4 2013-03-10 10:56:51

andy_v
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Registered: 2012-04-27
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Re: [SOLVED] Where is Gnome Classic in GDM

You can either force the use of fallback mode, as mentioned above, or make use of the predefined session file (gnome-fallback.session in /usr/share/gnome-session/sessions/). You'll just need to create a *.desktop file under /usr/share/xsessions/.

e.g. /usr/share/xsessions/gnome-classic.desktop:

[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=GNOME Classic
Comment=This session logs you into the GNOME Classic desktop environment
Exec=/usr/bin/gnome-session --session=gnome-fallback
Icon=
Type=XSession

This should allow you to see and use both entries (Gnome, aka Gnome Shell, and Gnome Classic, aka a fallback session with gnome-panel and metacity) in GDM.

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#5 2013-03-10 13:59:11

etrader
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Registered: 2012-09-21
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Re: [SOLVED] Where is Gnome Classic in GDM

KlavKalashj wrote:

I think Gnome Classic will be enabled in Gnome 3.8 which will be released soon.

Waiting for that release, as Gnome Classic has its own interesting features.

Last edited by etrader (2013-03-10 13:59:48)

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#6 2013-03-10 14:00:22

etrader
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Registered: 2012-09-21
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Re: [SOLVED] Where is Gnome Classic in GDM

andy_v wrote:

You can either force the use of fallback mode, as mentioned above, or make use of the predefined session file (gnome-fallback.session in /usr/share/gnome-session/sessions/). You'll just need to create a *.desktop file under /usr/share/xsessions/.

e.g. /usr/share/xsessions/gnome-classic.desktop:

[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=GNOME Classic
Comment=This session logs you into the GNOME Classic desktop environment
Exec=/usr/bin/gnome-session --session=gnome-fallback
Icon=
Type=XSession

This should allow you to see and use both entries (Gnome, aka Gnome Shell, and Gnome Classic, aka a fallback session with gnome-panel and metacity) in GDM.

very subtle and reasonable solution. Thanks!

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