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I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04. I installed gnome-shell as well. However, I do not see the button on the login screen which will allow me to choose between Unity and gnome.

I am using lightdm

Please help.

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OK. I've recreated greeter in terminal: Image

Click on the Ubuntu icon right of the username. It must show a menu (something like this): Image Then choose Gnome/Unity2d etc.

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I am using lightdm. – TheTwistedSector Apr 25 '14 at 14:02

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