Saturday, April 30, 2011

Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal): Use 'normal' GNOME instead of Unity

Ubuntu 11.04 uses Unit as its default desktop environment. However, it is very easy to switch back to 'normal/traditional' GNOME desktop environment. Just select 'Ubuntu classic' option in your login window:


  1. Anonymous1:01 AM


  2. Anonymous10:13 AM

    Any way to make it default?

  3. Anonymous7:51 PM

    I don't have those options in my login window. Any idea on how to put them there?

  4. >Any way to make it default?
    It will remember your choice till you change again

    >I don't have those options in my login window.
    It will be shown only if you select a user

  5. Anonymous3:45 AM

    It will not remember my choice, every time I log in I have to remember and choose ubuntu classic again...
    this seriously sucks...

  6. sudo apt-get remove --purge unity
    that does permanently work... ;-)

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