So I installed gnome 3.8 onto my ubuntu 13.04 pc. It all works pretty fine except for one scrolling problem I resolved. (as a note, if anyone is having a problem where their scrolling no longer works after installing this, you can fix it in dconf for touchpad)

Anyway on to my question. The guide installed gnome shell but I am missing a few applications for it. such as the clock or weather app. I was wondering if anyone knew a way to install these, thanks.

I meant to include the guide I used, here it is: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/04/gnome-3-8-ppa-for-ubuntu-gnome

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    The clocks applications can be attained from apt-get install gnome-clocks – daboross Jun 8 '13 at 3:20
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    Also the weather app is 'gnome-weather' apt-get install gnome-weather – daboross Jun 8 '13 at 3:23

Those apps haven't been installed because they are new apps in the repositories as apposed to updates. You can install them manually though.

Gnome Clocks is the package gnome-clocks and can be attained with:

sudo apt-get install gnome-clocks

Gnome Weather is the package gnome-weather and can be attained with:

sudo apt-get install gnome-weather

It probably isn't that hard to find the other new apps, if you have some idea of what they are called you can type it into apt-get install and press tab for auto-completes. For instance I found the weather app by typing:

sudo apt-get install gnome-w

and pressing tab.


For the time, for some reason if you click on the battery icon there is a show clock option. that's how I made it show.

The proper way would be to go to System Settings and select 'Time and Date' then the Tab 'Clock', that should turn the clock on!

  • I was referring to the new applications and stuff (ex. they have a new notes app called Bijiben) They aren't really required but they seem cool. I had the time via a different clock app (the time was still up at the top via the older 3.6 clock app.. but I heard they came out with a couple new apps for the 3.8 release and was looking for those) – antonio May 31 '13 at 22:01
  • Sorry, you said clock in your question, so I started there :D – SimplySimon May 31 '13 at 22:07
  • I Found and installed some of these apps by going to the gnome source for the package names and using the apt-get install command. this seems to have worked. But I am unsure wheather there are other packages that these apps depend on that I did not install. – antonio May 31 '13 at 22:11
  • I have been using Ubuntu for 3 weeks now, I'm sorry, but I don't know what's new. – SimplySimon May 31 '13 at 22:14
  • Gnome 3.8 is not supported in any stable version of Ubuntu and you should know that if you add an untrusted and unsupported PPA may result in lot of problems. – NickTux Jun 1 '13 at 0:07

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