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I installed ubuntu 12.04 from the mini.iso I want the most minimal classic gnome possible, all I ever need is a terminal, wireless connection, chromium and mid-night commander. No video or audio players no office no nautilus and no other applications. How can this be achieved? I also don't want a log in graphical interface like GDM or lightdm , I'll be happy to log in using the command line.

Thanks in advance

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There is no gnome-classic without panel, nautilus etc. will you accept an answer "No" for this question? – Anwar Shah Sep 23 '12 at 18:08

Just run sudo apt-get install openbox or if you want a proper setup replace openbox with lxde.

By the way this isn't GNOME.

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I expected downvote galore. – spudowiar Nov 11 '12 at 22:33

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