Monday, October 22, 2012

Gnome Fallback on Ubuntu 12.10

For those who don’t really like Unity, and still long for the original Gnome 2.* Desktop look and feel, we can see that they have done a terrific job updating the Ubuntu Classic “Fallback” Desktop Environment in Ubuntu.

To install Gnome Fallback session DE, you will need to install “gnome-session-fallback” package using Ubuntu Software Center, Synaptic Package Manager (which no longer comes installed by default either in 12.04). Also, Ubuntu Tweak has been discontinued and has been replaced with MyUnity and YPPA Manager, which are very similar functioning applications.

Why switch from Unity Desktop Environment to something else?

To install Classic Ubuntu “Fallback” Desktop Environment:

sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback
sudo apt-get install indicator-applet-appmenu
sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool

Then log out and select “GNOME Classic” at the LightDM login screen. IMPORTANT: You need to click on the the little-gear-looking-icon next to where you type your password to change your session to Ubuntu Classic “Fallback” session. And Gnome 3.x Desktop Themes can be added with gnome-tweak-tool.

Hope you find this useful!


Google Chrome Problem in Ubuntu

I just installed the new Ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop and when I installed google-chrome I started seeing this errors logging all along the terminal, which it wasn't so friendly at all:

ALSA lib pcm_dmix.c:957:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) The dmix plugin supports only playback stream

So, the solution I've found on the internet was easy as running this command:

google-chrome --disable-bundled-ppapi-flash

After that just restart the browser and problem solved.

Hope that helps. Cheers!