How to install GNOME 3 in Ubuntu MATE 18.04?

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How to install the GNOME 3 (gnome-shell) desktop environment in Ubuntu MATE 18.04?

To install gnome3 to Ubuntu, install these packages

sudo apt install gnome-session gdm3 ubuntu-desktop

During installation, the installation tools will let you choose the default display manager. You may choose gdm3.

Then reboot you Ubuntu Linux and gdm3 will be shown. Click the gear icon to select “GNOME” or “Ubuntu” as the desktop environment and you will boot to gnome-shell. You may continue installing more software as you need them.

Eric Ma

Eric is a systems guy. Eric is interested in building high-performance and scalable distributed systems and related technologies. The views or opinions expressed here are solely Eric's own and do not necessarily represent those of any third parties.

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