Today I wanted to try gnome 3 as the desktop environment. So I removed openbox completely and installed gnome 3 and run
dpkg-reconfigure after. I also had dwm installed, which I left as is.
sudo apt-get install gdm3 sudo dpkg-reconfigure gdm3
So when I logged out, I had the gnome login screen. So far so good.
The problem is that the session switcher doesn't show gnome shell or gnome session in the items. I see
- System X11 default
- Default Xsession
- WM from xsession script
All of these items take me into a
dwm session. The third option is coming from
user-session.desktop I created
[Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Name=WM from xsession script Comment=Runs the window manager defined by xsession script Exec=/etc/X11/Xsession Type=Application
# xfce4-power-manager stuff #xsetroot stuff exec dwm
When I run the update-alternatives, I don't see gnome.
$ sudo update-alternatives --config x-window-manager There is only one alternative in link group x-window-manager (providing /usr/bin/x-window-manager): /usr/bin/mutter Nothing to configure. $ sudo update-alternatives --config x-session-manager There is only one alternative in link group x-session-manager (providing /usr/bin/x-session-manager): /usr/bin/lxsession Nothing to configure.
How can I make gnome 3 as my default desktop environment and make sure gnome 3 comes up in the session switcher?