It seems that all customization/personalization of the interface is inaccessible. Cannot find Synaptic Package Manager, Gparted, or other key system-altering programs in the System Settings. No modification or alteration of the graphic effects are availible either.

Asked by William Crow

I am not a first time Ubuntu user, though I am most familiar with 9.0.4 and EEE versions of 10.4.
All forms of personalization have are inaccessible--Gparted, Synaptic Package Manager, any form of graphic transitions (window max, window min, close window, switch desktop) are not clear or accessible at all, changing screen saver is even inaccessible. This seems like a base issue that should have been sorted out in Beta, is it common? The live version I installed from had these options totally availible, so how did it disconnect in the installation?
This is rather frustrating, so please advise.
Thank you!

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: ubuntu-docs 11.10.5
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-16.29-generic 3.0.20
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-16-generic i686
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu4
Architecture: i386
Date: Wed Mar 21 16:38:06 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release i386 (20111012)
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: ubuntu-docs
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Jan Simon (jan-simon) said :

I convert this to a question, as it seems to me that most of the topics mentioned are intented features of 11.10.

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marcus aurelius (adbiz) said :

packages are taken away from newer versions of ubuntu for various reasons. gparted was packaged with 10.04 but was removed in 10.04.1 and onward. synaptic package manager was removed in version 12.04. if you MUST have these programs, you can easily install them from the software center.

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Anton Schleef (razmoudah) said :

Well, that didn't answer his, or for that matter my, question regarding customization/personalization of the interface and activating/changing the screen saver. The more I try to get my newly update system to work comfortably the less I'm liking it, and paired with my dislike of what I've seen of Windows 8 I almost feel like I'm about to become one of those 'legacy' users who reverts to older versions and never updates, and at a measely 28 that's rather young as I'm barely above a casual user.

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