First an admission; I was a big fan of Gnome during especially the 1.x and later also the late 2.x periods... they sure liked f@%ing their existing userbase over.
When the loong-awaited UP7 showed up I could not but give in, and after the system came back up I was only offered log-in options for default and Gnome 3... with the default apparently taking me to... Gnome 3.
I curse the corporate morons who "brought us Gnome 3", but this install is even worse, being broken.
Basic apps like terminal fail to open and if even if it worked I can't even find a place to change the ugly default theme or to install anything (synaptic won't open either).
Any ideas of what might help me get Cinnamon or XFCE onto this system so I could start on my recovery of forgetting gnome, again.
Alt-ctrl-2 T least gets me tty so what do I run or install to get rid of this damned Gnome 'environment'?