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I am using 11.04 with Gnome 3 installed. Before I log in I am prompted to choose in which environment I want to log in. Among the possible selections is gnome, how can I set the default choice?

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Well - I'm using 10.04 and xUbuntu, and with german menu translation, which is a bit different, but you should as well have a section settings where a lot of settings are.

There you should find a group 'session and starting' or similar. There you should be able to select what the default is.

Maybe you have 'save session on shutdown' and 'login to last session'. Using them in combination might lead to the desired result. If you change the settings, but don't save it at shutdown, the start of last (saved) session will always lead to the same, old session.

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I was aware of that because back in the days I had kde and gnome in parallel and I remember setting it like this but in Gnome 3 there is nowhere to select it. – topless Jul 14 '11 at 2:06
Then I'm sorry. Sometimes the difference is small, sometimes it's big. – user unknown Jul 14 '11 at 2:10

Ubuntu Classic (or Classic Ubuntu, whichever its called) is the 11.04 equivalent of the original GNOME login. It will load GNOME without Unity, which should be familiar to the old-style GNOME logins from before Unity.

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I am looking to set default login session Gnome 3 and forget it. Its not an issue what to pick but how to set the default one. – topless Jul 14 '11 at 11:32
Iirc, the system remembers what you last chose to use. – Thomas Ward Jul 14 '11 at 11:44
nope unfortunately it comes back every time with the single Ubuntu option. – topless Jul 14 '11 at 11:49
This does not seem to answer the question. The question is for how to set a certain shell as default. – N.N. Jul 15 '11 at 9:47
Wait, are we talking CLI? Or are we talking GUI? If CLI, there's a usermod command... if GUI, i dont think there's a default selector system. @NN: And if you dont think it answers the question, downvote and dont bother saying anything – Thomas Ward Jul 15 '11 at 11:47

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