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I've upograded 10.04 to 10.10 on my netbook. The unity interface doesn't work for me, it just gets in the way. I can change the gdm choice at boot to put me into good ol' gnome, which is better than unity but not nearly as nice as the 10.04 UNR. How do I install the UNR interface on top of 10.10? Is there a how to - can't see anything useful on the ubuntu site, everyone there is trying to pretend that unity is great.

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possible duplicate:… – msw Nov 4 '10 at 12:40
I don't think this is a dupe, gersoid wants the old UNR not a normal desktop. Is that right? – Jorge Castro Nov 4 '10 at 14:06
correct. I can rewind to the normal GNOME desktop fairly easily, I want the 10.04 UNR interface back, I liked that a lot. – gersoid Nov 4 '10 at 16:53

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You can install the ubuntu-netbook-efl Install ubuntu-netbook-efl and ubuntu-netbook-efl-default-settings Install ubuntu-netbook-efl packages to get one of the 2 versions of the old netbook interface (the one that doesn't require 3D support).

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I think there is small mistake in JanC reply. Correct packages are:

Then logout and select 2d session.

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According to chris as posted here,

Go to the Ubuntu Software Center and use the search box in the upper right corner. Search for "ubuntu-netbook" and remove the packages ubuntu-netbook and ubuntu-netbook-default-settings.

Or less graphically:

 sudo apt-get purge ubuntu-netbook ubuntu-netbook-default-settings

worked for me. And I concur, Unity was not ready enough for me.

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If I do that do I just go back to gnome (which I can do anyway) or do I get the 10.04 UNR look+feel? – gersoid Nov 4 '10 at 12:48
It made it like I never installed Unity and everything looked, felt, and worked like vanilla Lucid/Maverick. – msw Nov 4 '10 at 12:49
Ok will try thks. – gersoid Nov 4 '10 at 12:51

Add a sudo apt-get purge unity* on top of that, and you'll be rid of it all ;)

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