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For going back from gnome3 to stock 11.04 are these commands enough ? I am facing problems after running these commands .

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
sudo ppa-purge ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
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Can you add a description of what those "problems" are to the question? – James May 3 '11 at 14:23
I don't get any shell option to login except lxde which i had to install to boot into ubuntu. – varunthacker May 3 '11 at 14:52
Make sure ubuntu-desktop is installed – Jorge Castro May 3 '11 at 14:57
this worked ! thanks a lot – varunthacker May 3 '11 at 16:18
I am pretty sure it is not possible to revert back to gnome 2.x after installing gnome 3 – TheXed May 4 '11 at 0:47
up vote 5 down vote accepted

Make sure ubuntu-desktop Install ubuntu-desktop is installed.

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sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop 

solve the problem.

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