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Information and Installation Of Unity (A Lightweight Netbook Interface) Ubuntu Netbook Edition (UNE) on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Desktop

2010 May 12

There are lot of news around Ubuntu Light and Unity, I have tried to gather  most of information about it. It’s general and floating around Internet, I have tried to make it on one stop . Also covered Unity Ubuntu Netbook Edition Installation on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx), hope you like the desert :).

Q: What is Unity Ubuntu Netbook Edition?

A: A Lightweight Netbook Interface for Netbooks / Desktops.

Q: That’s ok! But, Can you give details?

A: Here is bunch of links that will help you to get up-to-date about Unity Ubuntu Netbook Edition, Ubuntu Light.

Q: Ok! Enough  reading and watching. I want it on my Lucid Desktop?

A: Hmmm… Here we go, please follow below steps to to enable Ubuntu Unity Netbook Edition on your existing Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) Desktop. Yes, you can also do it for your Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) Netbook Edition, same procedure.

Step – 1:

Make sure that you are connected with Internet connection and then get  CLI (Command Line Interface) access. Download the latest Unity Ubuntu Netbook Edition packages from Canonical Desktop Experience Team PPA and install it.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:canonical-dx-team/une

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install unity

Enable Unity Ubuntu Netbook Edition PPA

Update your repository

Install unity from Unity Ubuntu Netbook Edition PPA

Step – 2:

Now time to enable your newly installed Unity Ubuntu Netbook Edition interface as your default GDM Session with Auto Login Support, So you can have it at your next reboot.

Launch Login Screen from System -> Administration -> Login Screen

Get Super User Access to modify the settings

Select Unity Ubuntu Netbook Edition as your default GDM Session from list of available session.

Enable the Auto Login for Unity Ubuntu Netbook Edition Interface

Note: While you are selecting Auto Login feature for your Unity Ubuntu Netbook Edition GDM Session for list of user, You will not get your user name in list it you have selected encrypted disk option while setting up the account. It happened to me, so i created another user for Unity Ubuntu Netbook Edition  GDM Session. If it’s showing, please file a bug ;).

Step – 3:

After finishing Auto Login option for your desire user name with default Unity Ubuntu Netbook Edition in GDM Session, time to reboot to experience the clutter / mutter  bas Lightweight Unity Interface for you Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx)

Unity (A Lightweight Interface) Ubuntu Netbook Edition Interface (UNE)

Note: If you don’t want to make Unity as your default interface, you can always select it from your GDM Session list  before you login. You can find GDM Session list at bottom (right from center) of your login screen.


person @  CANONICAL-DESK  | Ubuntu Developer Summit, La Hulpe, Belgium.

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