Where did the trash can go to ? The upgrade from 11.04 to 11.10 removed it !

Asked by Lynne Stevens on 2012-05-13

After UPGRADING to 11.10 from 11.04 the trash can went away from menu or screen . . WHY ? I now have to open "PLACES" go down to "COMPUTEER" open it and then I can empty the trash . . WHY . . And the Panel does not work as it did I had to go to MENU to get the different items to show when opening applications . . And the Menu Editor I had to download and install AGAIN Why ?
Then there is the Theme's I downloaded some more themes via Synaptic Package manager and they are not in the Themes area WHY ? Might also add the Mouse ( has a TINY POINTER NOW ) pointer size / coluor I downloaded Mouse / cursor selection and that is another NON WORKING ITEM . . WHY . . It will not install any other pointer or theme !
Why did the UPGRADE delete a ton of Items I had to RE - DOWNLOAD and RE - INSTALL again like Inkscape vector graphics and a gob of games also there are several of the video and sound programs I had to re install . . WHY ? I spent almost a half a day re loading items as I have a slow connection like 139 KBPS WiFi . .
The only thing which went the right way was Kernel 3. something as it loads faster now
Should not remove Programs that are in use or installed on the laptop or desktop computer . . When you get 12.10 out I will move forward to 12.04 MAYBE ! Oh yeah I use the FALLBACK as to keep the clean look of Gnome Classic

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Grzegorz G. (grzesiek1e5) said : #1

Gnome Classic is a fallback, so it's not fully functional replacement of Gnome 2. It's based on GTK3 and it works different.

Gnome 2 was updated to Gnome 3 in Oneiric. But you can install Mate, which is Gnome 2 rebranded. See http://mate-desktop.org/install/

Some packages are deleted during the update. It just works this way, don't ask me why.

Lynne Stevens (jackie40d) said : #2

I got the following messages in Root !

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 mate-core : Depends: atril but it is not going to be installed
             Depends: engrampa but it is not going to be installed
             Depends: ffmpegthumbnailer-caja but it is not going to be installed
             Depends: libmateui but it is not going to be installed
             Depends: mate-applets but it is not going to be installed
             Depends: mate-control-center but it is not going to be installed
             Depends: caja but it is not going to be installed
             Depends: eom but it is not going to be installed
             Depends: mate-media but it is not going to be installed
             Depends: mate-power-manager but it is not going to be installed
             Depends: mate-screensaver but it is not going to be installed
             Depends: mate-session-manager but it is not going to be installed
             Depends: mate-system-monitor but it is not going to be installed
             Depends: mate-terminal but it is not going to be installed
             Depends: mate-text-editor but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
root@jackie-Aspire-3100:/home/jackie# sudo apt-get install mate-desktop-enviroment
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package mate-desktop-enviroment
root@jackie-Aspire-3100:/home/jackie#
What went wrong ?

Wyatt Smith (wyatt-smith) said : #3

Did you add the repository and update your source list?

Lynne Stevens (jackie40d) said : #4

I did all it says to do on the mate-core install page
Ubuntu
Ubuntu Oneiric Ocelot (11.10) repository

Add the repo to /etc/apt/sources.list via the following command:

sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://packages.mate-desktop.org/repo/ubuntu oneiric main"

or using a text editor of your choice add the following mirror to /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb http://packages.mate-desktop.org/repo/ubuntu oneiric main

Ubuntu Precise Pangolin (12.04) repository

Add the repo to /etc/apt/sources.list via the following command:

sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://packages.mate-desktop.org/repo/ubuntu precise main"

or using a text editor of your choice add the following mirror to /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb http://packages.mate-desktop.org/repo/ubuntu precise main

MATE Installation (both Oneiric/Precise)

Then run the following command to update your repositories and install MATE:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mate-archive-keyring
sudo apt-get update
# this install base packages
sudo apt-get install mate-core
# this install more packages
sudo apt-get install mate-desktop-environmentI

I just checked it and both are there the main and source

Lynne Stevens (jackie40d) said : #5

Some where in the middle of that should have been a shut down and re start . . I will not swear to it but it seems to be installing this time SO FAR ! . . Leave just the last line to type in to find out for sure

Instead of hacky 3rd party crap which is unsupported, why not just use this guide:
www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/03/gnome-classic-in-ubuntu-12-04-its-like-nothing-ever-changed/

gnome-panel is still develioped so you don't need to install mate or add any PPAs. You will then get full support.

If you don't like Unity, you don't have to use it, there are plenty of other desktops like XFCE which you may use instead and all your Gnome apps will run just as well.

Lynne Stevens (jackie40d) said : #7

Well It works now like it was in 10.10 clean ande fficient will have to change the cursor and all will be normal again YES . . Thanks for the help ! . . I will change Al Herb over to this and he will jump for joy ( the 80 plus year old man I put on Linux to get awau from windows crap and problems )