GNOME 3.10 – How to Uninstall and Reinstall GNOME 3.10


I installed GNOME 3.10. I had GNOME 3.8 and liked it very much. Unfortunately, with 3.10 it seems like something went wrong. None of the backgrounds work and the buttons to log out and shut down are missing.

How can I uninstall and reinstall GNOME 3.10? I am running Ubuntu 13.04.

I originally installed it by:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ricotz/testing
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-staging
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gnome-shell

Best Answer

Try this, just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command(s) below:

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
sudo ppa-purge ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-staging
sudo ppa-purge ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-next

Then reconfigure either GDM or LightDM, whichever one you like

sudo dpkg-reconfigure gdm


sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm

If you don't get 3.8 back, do

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3
sudo apt-get update
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