Ubuntu – GNOME Flashback on Ubuntu Server


Can you install the GNOME Flashback desktop environment on Ubuntu Server 18.04 and beyond?

Best Answer

Yes, you can install GNOME FlashBack session on 18.04 LTS:

sudo apt-get install gnome-panel

and then select GNOME FlashBack (Metacity) on login screen.

But as it is a server system I recommend to switch it back to console login as default target:

sudo systemctl set-default multi-user.target

and run GNOME FlashBack manually on demand:

sudo systemctl isolate graphical.target
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