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Mint 13 with Gnome 3

Postby flanna on Fri May 18, 2012 5:05 am

I really like Mint 12 with Gnome 3 and want to upgrade to Mint 13 soon. Can I install Mint 13 with pure Gnome 3?
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Re: Mint 13 with Gnome 3

Postby remoulder on Fri May 18, 2012 8:59 am

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Re: Mint 13 with Gnome 3

Postby bimsebasse on Fri May 18, 2012 9:19 am

I think flanna means Gnome Shell not Gnome 3. I will try to get a working Gnome Shell session going later and will report back - early reports suggest it's not super easy :D
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Re: Mint 13 with Gnome 3

Postby dacjames on Fri May 18, 2012 1:48 pm

I too prefer gnome-shell but I really like Linux Mint. I understand the dev's desire to provide a traditional desktop, but I hope they make running standard gnome-shell easy as well because I really don't want to switch back to Ubuntu over a silly issue like this.
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Re: Mint 13 with Gnome 3

Postby flanna on Sat May 19, 2012 2:39 am

Yes, I meant Gnome-shell.

It took some getting used to but now I really like it. My personal computer and laptop run Mint 12 with Gnome-shell.

I've been waiting for Mint 13 so that I can upgrade all our computers from Mint 11 to Mint 13 with Gnome-shell.

Rather than going backwards to a Gnome 2 type of desktop, I would probably change Distro to keep Gnome-shell.
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Re: Mint 13 with Gnome 3

Postby mike4 on Sat May 19, 2012 7:41 am

So to get the very same desktop as on ubuntu simply install gnome-shell?
I like the ubuntu gnome3 desktop but have nvidia update problems, hence I might swith to mint rc1.
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Re: Mint 13 with Gnome 3

Postby bimsebasse on Sat May 19, 2012 10:07 am

The Ubuntu desktop is Unity and that is a different download.

Ubuntu 12.04 desktop: Unity.
Mint 13 desktops: MATE and Cinnamon
Default Gnome desktop (e.g. Fedora 17): Gnome-Shell.

If you wish to use Unity I think it's a better idea to simply use Ubuntu 12.04 rather than trying to persuade Mint 13 to use Unity. Haven't gotten around to installing Gnome Shell in Mint 13 yet.
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Re: Mint 13 with Gnome 3

Postby solar1951 on Sat May 19, 2012 2:14 pm

There is an Ubuntu 12.04 remix with Gnome shell which may get you close to what you want.
http://www.webupd8.org/2012/04/ubuntu-gnome-shell-remix-1204-available.html#more
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