Hi. First time Budgie user here.
The initial install of Budgie gave me this desktop environment & menu screen.
Somehow, I now have this?
What happened & how can I revert the change?
- Laptop with docking station & external monitors
- Graphics: Intel Xe
- OS name: Ubuntu 23.04
- OS type: 64-bit
- GNOME ver: 44.3
- Windowing System: Wayland
- Kernel: 6.2.0-32-generic
- Installation: minimal
You have installed a package that has pulled in the gnome-shell desktop environment.
So first question - what did you install?
If you don’t want gnome-shell you can purge it via
sudo apt purge gnome-shell gnome-shell-common
Do look closely before typing “Y” to confirm what it is about to remove
Possibly you may have also installed the following packages
gnome-control-center, ubuntu-session, gdm3 and maybe many more
you can safely remove those as well
sudo apt purge packagename
^^^ i.e. substitute “packagename” with one of the packages described above.
Finally clean up and reboot
sudo apt autoremove
FYI: Settings > Ubuntu Desktop looks like this.
In the Appearance section, I can only change the light / dark theme & background image.
Good question. Various apps, some from the Software Centre, some from .deb packages
OK, if I’m using the gnome-shell desktop environment now, what was I using in the beginning? What name am I looking for?
You were using budgie desktop - so anything with “budgie” in the package name are things to look for
Key to budgie are
Before doing that, I’ll try & figure out what depends on these packages.
Here is my sollution:
- Boot into Ubuntu.
- At the login screen, click the gear icon next to your username.
- Select “Budgie Desktop” from the list of desktop environments.
- Log in to your account.
If this does not work, you may need to reinstall the Budgie desktop environment. To do this, open a terminal window and run the following command:
sudo apt install budgie-desktop
Once the Budgie desktop environment is reinstalled, reboot your computer and you should be able to log in to the Budgie desktop environment by default.
Thank you VictiniFan360. I’ll give that a try. It certainly sounds easier than removing the GNOME desktop.