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I am running Lubuntu, which uses LXDE (based on Openbox) instead of Gnome and I want to install Gnome3 on it. I have tested the following PPA, but it doesn't work:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get install gnome-shell

What I have installed is a broken Gnome3, no special effects, no beautiful windows border, I guess it may lack something (I have installed Gnome3 before, so I did know how Gnome3 looks like). Can anyone give me a hand? any help would be appreciated.

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that PPA doesnt have any packages for 10.10 - typo in your title? – fossfreedom Mar 5 '12 at 16:14
If it is a type I was the one that added the 10.10 tag. So it might be a typo but let's wait for the OP to answer. Although I just checked another question from the OP and it mentions Lubuntu 11.10. – Luis Alvarado Mar 5 '12 at 16:18
I think a more relevant question is: Why install a distro that's built around LXDE and then place Gnome3 on top of it? Much simpler to install mainline if you're looking to use Gnome as a WM and just disable services. – RobotHumans Mar 5 '12 at 17:26
up vote 3 down vote accepted

The PPA you are using only supports 11.04, 11.10 and 12.04. It does not support 10.10 as the image suggests:

Precise - 12.04
Oneric - 11.10
Natty - 11.04

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Your best bet would be to upgrade to at least 11.04 and then apply this PPA. But I would recommend waiting for 12.04 which would have a much better support (not to mention the enhance performance and up-to-date code).

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