Thursday, May 4, 2017

HowTo: Install Gnome Desktop on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Notes
  • There are several tutorials that will tell you to add Gnome PPAs, these are no longer supported in 16.04 LTS as of 04/2017.
  • This post assumes you'll be using only Gnome, if you want to run both Unity and Gnome, choose "lightdm" as the display manager.
  • Unity will be replaced by Gnome in 18.04
Installation
  1. Update packages
    sudo apt update
  2. Install Gnome
    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-gnome-desktop -y
  3. Choose "gdm3" as the display manager when prompted
  4. Restart
  5. After logon, you should be presented with your new Gnome desktop

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