There comes the time when you might update a slow specked device (Netbook) to a more recent Ubuntu version with Unity and realize somewhere after the install that “It seems that you do not have the hardware required to run Unity. Please choose Ubuntu Classic at the login screen and you will be using the traditional environment.”

So what to do now?

Option 1.

You anyway haven’t been a friend of that Unity thingy and would like to have that archaic but known Gnome Desktop.

You’re da man, here you go, but this works only on Ubuntu 11.04  Natty (nutty) Narwahl

In case you are logged in, you have to logout (do not restart just log out)

On the “Login Screen” enter your login name and at the bottom you might find a drop down menu offering you Ubuntu classic as a environment to start.

 

Option 2.

“Well, I like to have Unity, it rocks, its the best on the world that ever could have happened to me”.

I’m sure there exist some heavy medication against that but that’s not the topic here. Let’s look about you.

Unity-2D is not excatly the same as Unity but almost but it runs on slow specked hardware and looks the same and have most of its features.

Assuming you are on the  system have have any terminal open

# sudo add-apt-repository ppa:unity-2d-team/unity-2d-daily
# sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install unity-2d

This will install all of the necessary dependencies to run Unity 2D, including a “Unity 2D” session that you’ll need to choose when logging in.

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