Hi I was testing Ubuntu (Wubi version) because I want to switch from using Windows. Yesterday I decided that I start using one partition for a complete Ubuntu OS and later get rid of Windows. For good if anything goes well.
But I was using 11.10 and the current version is 12.04 LTS so for a quick test I again installed first a Wubi of the 12.04. But it's terrible. No Gnome shell as option for environment, only unity. Installing gnome doesn't work through software center(dependencies problems) and even if I managed to get gnome on that then I had problem installing extensions with the same dependencies crap.
I want a nice working environment not unity, I just hate it how it looks. on 11.10 gnome is there by default and everything works as it should. And there's another even bigger issue with it. I can't use nvidia(recommended) drivers. Or I won't be able to log out without freezing my computer with funky coloured text about some crash or so.
I read here that's a nvidia kernel restart issue(something like that) which can be solved making the driver running permanently with some terminal command(can't remember it precisely) however that command gave me an error that it cannot do that because of some previous failures/errors(something like that) and I remember the 11.10 had the log out freeze problem but only if i used drivers other than the "recommended" otherwise it was good. And the problem is that this all happened on a fresh(even though wubi) install, and I did it twice since first time I thought i screwed it trying to install gnome before nvidia drivers, but no.. it just doesn't work as I expected and I don't want Ubuntu without gnome and crashing instead of logging out.
I'm a noob at these Linux stuff and can't solve this on my own and solutions I googled simply didn't fix dependencies problems nor the log out/driver issue. Somewhere I read also that getting updates might fix this, not sure would try but since i'm doing this on Wubi I don't know if it's safe. I was looking at the updates and there was some grub2 things.
Can I update it or will it break my grub settings?