Can Gnome shell be run as a separate login from Gnome-Panel and Unity?

Asked by bsalem on 2012-12-21

Someone raised the possibility that I might want to explore Gnome Shell.

I have UNITY, KDE, and Gnome Classic logins on a U 11.10 upgraded install.

Can I install more of Gnome Shell as a separate login instance for testing its features?

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Thomas Krüger (thkrueger) said : #1

When you are installing multiple desktop environments there is always a seperate session definition installed as well. The means you can choose the preferred desktop at the login screen. In newer Ubuntu versions you just need to click the icon next to your name and choose the right session.

N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #2

Yes , as Thomas Krüger said..

Check the 2 pictures below on how you can choose your environment from Login Screen.

http://imagebin.ubuntu-gr.org/1349958556.png
http://imagebin.ubuntu-gr.org/1349958632.png

Thanks

bsalem (bruce-euphon) said : #3

OK, I have this now. I guess what I am not understanding is any difference
between Gnome Shell an Gnome Classic. My understanding is that the latter
is a subset of the former. Gnome Shell has more hooks than Genome Classic.
Can I play with those hooks in a safe way without destroying the
functionality I have now in Gnome Cllassic?

On Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 2:50 AM, NikTh <<email address hidden>
> wrote:

> Your question #217324 on gnome-shell in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-shell/+question/217324
>
> NikTh proposed the following answer:
> Yes , as Thomas Krüger said..
>
> Check the 2 pictures below on how you can choose your environment from
> Login Screen.
>
> http://imagebin.ubuntu-gr.org/1349958556.png
> http://imagebin.ubuntu-gr.org/1349958632.png
>
> Thanks
>
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bsalem (bruce-euphon) said : #4

Yes, I want some answer to the last reply above, please.

On Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 7:01 AM, bsalem <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> Your question #217324 on gnome-shell in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-shell/+question/217324
>
> Status: Answered => Open
>
> You are still having a problem:
> OK, I have this now. I guess what I am not understanding is any difference
> between Gnome Shell an Gnome Classic. My understanding is that the latter
> is a subset of the former. Gnome Shell has more hooks than Genome Classic.
> Can I play with those hooks in a safe way without destroying the
> functionality I have now in Gnome Cllassic?
>
>
> On Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 2:50 AM, NikTh <
> <email address hidden>
> > wrote:
>
> > Your question #217324 on gnome-shell in Ubuntu changed:
> >
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-shell/+question/217324
> >
> > NikTh proposed the following answer:
> > Yes , as Thomas Krüger said..
> >
> > Check the 2 pictures below on how you can choose your environment from
> > Login Screen.
> >
> > http://imagebin.ubuntu-gr.org/1349958556.png
> > http://imagebin.ubuntu-gr.org/1349958632.png
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > --
> > If this answers your question, please go to the following page to let us
> > know that it is solved:
> >
> >
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-shell/+question/217324/+confirm?answer_id=1
> >
> > If you still need help, you can reply to this email or go to the
> > following page to enter your feedback:
> >
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-shell/+question/217324
> >
> > You received this question notification because you asked the question.
> >
>
> --
> You received this question notification because you asked the question.
>

Best N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #5

What are these hooks ? What hooks ? Give an example of what you want to do.

The differences between Gnome-Classic and Gnome-shell is the environment. Also Gnome-Classic has the Gnome-Classic(no effects) environment without effects (no compiz).

bsalem (bruce-euphon) said : #6

Sorry, it sounds like a semantics problem. I am closing the question. It sounds like a have enough to explore gnome shell.

bsalem (bruce-euphon) said : #7

Sorry, it sounds like I have what I need and that my problem is one of
semantics. I guess I can close this question.

On Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 11:11 AM, NikTh <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> Your question #217324 on gnome-shell in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-shell/+question/217324
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> NikTh proposed the following answer:
> What are these hooks ? What hooks ? Give an example of what you want to
> do.
>
> The differences between Gnome-Classic and Gnome-shell is the
> environment. Also Gnome-Classic has the Gnome-Classic(no effects)
> environment without effects (no compiz).
>
> --
> If this answers your question, please go to the following page to let us
> know that it is solved:
>
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-shell/+question/217324/+confirm?answer_id=4
>
> If you still need help, you can reply to this email or go to the
> following page to enter your feedback:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-shell/+question/217324
>
> You received this question notification because you asked the question.
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