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I don't want to remove gnome shell but at the same time I want to unity desktop also can I get it done in my pc with pre-installed gnome 3.

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I've only done the reverse (install gnome-shell when Unity is already installed) - but it should work in a similar way, as far as I know:

sudo apt-get install unity lightdm

LightDM is the login manager, and when you boot the machine, it should allow you to select the window manager you use on the login screen. This has worked for me when installing Gnome-shell on an Ubuntu machine which already had Unity installed, but your mileage may vary.

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it didnt worked – agha rehan abbas Jul 10 '14 at 9:22
Is it booting directly into gnome-shell? – Andrew Jul 10 '14 at 9:40
i cant get the unity environment option itself in lightdm – agha rehan abbas Jul 10 '14 at 10:26
It may appear to be 'hidden' - is there no circle to the right of the login name that you can click on to select unity or gnome? – Andrew Jul 10 '14 at 17:35
Try and install the 'ubuntu-desktop' meta package perhaps? apt-get install ubuntu-desktop – Andrew Jul 10 '14 at 17:57

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