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After upgrading from 11.04 (N.N.) to 11.10 (O.O.), I have many problems. The first problem is that I was expecting Gnome to be updated to Gnome 3. However, sysinfo reports:

Release: Ubuntu 11.10 (oneiric)
Gnome:   2.32.1
Kernel:  3.0.0-12-generic

I executed the unity_support_test to assure that Unity 3D is supported by my graphics hardware. The result follows.

1$ /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p
OpenGL vendor string:   ATI Technologies Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: AMD Radeon HD 6620G
OpenGL version string:  4.1.11005 Compatibility Profile Context

Not software rendered:    yes
Not blacklisted:          yes
GLX fbconfig:             yes
GLX texture from pixmap:  yes
GL npot or rect textures: yes
GL vertex program:        yes
GL fragment program:      yes
GL vertex buffer object:  yes
GL framebuffer object:    yes
GL version is 1.4+:       yes

Unity 3D supported:       yes

However, I cannot discern whether Unity 3D is actually executing. It looks identical to Ubuntu 2D (as identified on the session login screen), which I am guessing is the Unity 2D configuration.

My question is: Why is sysinfo reporting Gnome 2 rather than Gnome 3?

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And the question is?. This site doesn't work as a forum, long conversations are difficult (post change places). It excels at resolving questions, but I can't find your question. BTW: askubuntu.com/questions/62001/am-i-using-unity-or-unity-2d –  Javier Rivera Oct 19 '11 at 7:22
    
If you need to install Gnome shell, do a sudo apt-get install gnome-shell. After install logout, and select Gnome from the session selector. –  theTuxRacer Oct 19 '11 at 7:26
    
Thank you, Javier, for the link to that question. –  The Geeko Oct 19 '11 at 9:24

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a very very easy solution (even for Ubuntu-dulls or my mother in law...who is using also ubuntu) if Ubuntu is not upgrading properly, just download 11.10, burn it on a CD and install it!!! It will detect a previous failed installation and will correct it. All installed programs and most settings are keep as original. I was surprised how well it worked when I run into a problem while upgrading. My upgrade got stuck after rebooting at 'checking battery state' due to interruption of my wireless Internet while upgrading. Hope this helps for others as well!!!

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