Enable Unity Desktop on Ubuntu

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Purpose

This article gives the steps to add Unity Desktop to Ubuntu Desktop 17+ that now comes with Gnome as the default.


Steps

  1. Install Unity and all of its dependencies (~150Mb)
    sudo apt install unity
    
  2. Reboot
  3. At Login Screen Select the gear next to Sign in
  4. Select Unity

Remove

To remove the Unity Desktop do the following

  1. sudo apt remove unity
    
    sudo apt autoremove
    


Troubleshooting

If the desktop doesn't load and the login screen doesn't come up right. Access tty console (by pressing Ctrl+Alt +F*, where F* is any F1 - F6 key) and then troubleshoot greeter or remove Unity.


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