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Upgrading to Gnome3 PPA on Natty resolved

Upgrading to Gnome3 PPA on Ubuntu 11.04 had a very unstable behaviour ( Screen flickerings, Nautilus without theme icons etc ..). This occured cause upgrading to Gnome 3 on Natty breaks the default theming used by Ubuntu Classic & the new Unity desktop environments by setting the icon-theme to gnome and the gtk-theme to Adwaita.

Gnome 3 ignores the previous gconf interface settings and only reads the dconf ones.
You can set it right by editing the dconf file using dconf-editor or try the steps below.

Few things as workaround that can be done before GNOME 3 gets a permanent fix, the below steps worked for me hope it helps you too.

1. Remove gnome-accessibility-themes and install gnome-themes-standard
sudo apt-get remove gnome-accessibility-themes
sudo apt-get install gnome-themes-standard

2. Edit /usr/share/xsessions/gnome.desktop
change the line Exec=gnome-session –session=ubuntu to
Exec=gnome-session –session=gnome

below are the content of gnome.desktop file

[Desktop Entry]
Comment=This session logs you into Ubuntu
Exec=gnome-session –session=gnome

3. Install gnome-tweak-tool
go to interface tab, set gnome theme to “ADWAITA” and
icon theme to “unity-icon-theme” and reboot

bug # 734563

Categories: GNOME 3, Linux, Ubuntu Tags: ,
  1. m
    April 27, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    thanks, this solved it for me!

  2. Johny
    April 29, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Thnx dude! I nearly gave up. This worked like a charm. I love u 😉 😀

  3. iozozturk
    April 30, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    great dude, it worked for me too. Its so strange that there had been lots of issues upgrading to gnome 3. very few settings on a large system

  4. Aniket Deole
    May 19, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    U Save Me… !! Thanks !

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