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Desktop forgets theme?

I installed Ubuntu 11.04 in the latest VirtualBox (as of today) on my XP host. I ran it, and it told me on login that I didn't have a good enough computer to use the new "Unity" thing. I logged on and everything went fine, it looked like 10.04. I then logged on in classic mode, to see what it does, but now i can't find the setting to log on the way it was before, even when I selct Ubuntu (not classic) at logon Thanks in advance

EDIT it looks like this: enter image description here

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marked as duplicate by fossfreedom, Marco Ceppi Jul 18 '11 at 11:17

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Install a new GTK theme engine, the default one for ubuntu is gtk2-engines-murrine

sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-murrine

If it's already installed try reinstalling it.

Also check that you have the light-themes package installed

If they're both installed and a reinstall does nothing, you have to select theme using the Appearance menu item or install the gtk-chtheme package that will give you more control over what is being used by GTK

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Without 3D graphics support, the new interface won't run, especially in a virtual machine. I heard you can still install and run the Unity 2D, which is a separate project, try installing it or get your 11.04 some 3D capable GPU. Installing on real HW would be my choice. VirtualBox guest additions might help too.

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Sorry, i don't think I explained myself. I want it to look like 10.x, but it is stuck with the "panels" gray and looks like win2k –  Tim Jul 18 '11 at 5:51
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