Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

My computer is pretty old so I'd really like to have Unity 2D enabled. Does anyone know how to do that? Thanks in advance!

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

up vote 3 down vote accepted

If your computer is old then it is probably defaulting to unity-2d by default - this is called "fallback" mode.

To check that you are using unity-2d use the linked Q&A below.

If you are actually using unity-3d, then you can logout of the live CD, change session to unity 2D and then log back in.

To do this, press the Dash button and search for terminal.

force a logout by typing:

gnome-session-quit --logout --no-prompt

Change the session to "Unity-2D" by pressing the cog button.

Your username is "ubuntu" and there is no password.

Linked Question

  1. Am I using Unity or Unity 2D?
share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.