Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot has released its first beta version for a few days, the final release will be put out 31 days later on October 13.
Today, I just new installed Ubuntu 11.10 daily build in my machine. Unity becomes more comfortable. New LightDM is cool, it’s easy to change the log-in screen background. But as I know, so far there’re only two greeter themes: unity-greeter(default in Oneiric) and . Hoping for more beautiful and cool lightdm greeter.
In Ubuntu 11.10 daily build, there are only two log-in sessions: Ubuntu(unity 3d) and Ubuntu 2D(unity 2d). You might want to login gnome-shell or classic Gnome 2 desktop.
Install Gnome 3
Gnome 3 is available in Ubuntu 11.10 universe repository by default, just run this command in terminal:
sudo apt-get install gnome-shell
Then, log-out and select the session “Gnome” to log-in again and you’re in gnome-shell.
Install Gnome 2 Classic
If you dislike Gnome3 and Unity, you can install
gnome-session-fallback to get classic gnome desktop. I don’t recommend this session. It’s kinda incomplete, no
System menu and need holding Alt key to configure panel.
sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback
Then log-out and select the session “Gnome classic” to log-in.
Auto Login Gnome Shell, Gnome Classic Desktop
First of all, go to System Settings -> User Account -> Unlock -> Enable Automatic Login. Now it auto login Unity desktop at next boot.
To auto login gnome-shell and gnome classic, see: HERE