How do you uninstall unity?

Asked by Michael on 2010-05-11

I added the repository (in 10.04) and apt-get install unity. Now I don't know how to revert back. I have tried apt-get remove unity but when I reboot it just comes up with an off-white screen and the mouse cursor.

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2010-05-11
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2010-08-04

In GDM select another session than Unity, think that's it.

ErM (ermster) said : #2

Alternatively, when you are at the login screen, enter/select your username. Before you enter the password, look at the bottom of your screen and you will notice a dropdown titled "Sessions:". Select the option you would like to start up in. NOT the Ubuntu Unity Netbook Edition.

Michael (mstrelan) said : #3

Ok I was able to change sessions (while battling with bug #578585) and then apt-get uninstall unity. There is the issue now that I still have the option to switch to the Ubuntu Unity Netbook Edition, which doesn't actually work. How can I get rid of that?

Omer Akram (om26er) said : #4

sudo apt-get purge ubuntu-netbook-unity-default-settings.

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