[clug] Upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 has destroyed Gnome customisation

Paul Wayper paulway at mabula.net
Sat Oct 25 14:17:14 MDT 2014

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On 24/10/14 17:17, jhock wrote:
> Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
> Totally p*$#ed off John.

Hi there,

Ever since GNOME 3 came along I've been using MATE.  I don't recall how it
went with picking up my existing settings, but it basically has all of the
look and feel of GNOME 2 without some of the bloat.  And it works perfectly
on my (ageing) Inspiron 6400 - GNOME 2 worked fine and Compiz worked well
too, and then GNOME 3 decides that it doesn't have OpenGL so it goes back to
'compatibility' mode, which turns out to be 'run really slowly' mode.

An alternative to try is Cinnamon, which is basically a fork of GNOME by the
Linux Mint team who didn't like the way GNOME Shell worked.  It's GTK3+
based, which means you get some of the new feature set, but without the IMHO
crappy new look.  Even GNOME Shell is a step up from Unity (also IMO).

LXDE and XFCE are even more light-weight window managers, if you're still
finding MATE annoying.

Have fun,

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