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Switch to classic gnome menu in Ubuntu 11.10 how to

Steps:
1) open a terminal and run

sudo apt-get -y install gnome-session-fallback
sudo sed -i 's#\(user-session=\)ubuntu#\1gnome-classic#' /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf

2) Disable auto login if it’s on
User icon on the top-right corner of the screen -> User Accounts -> Unlock -> Automatic Login Off

3) Reboot, click the setting icon on the login screen to make sure GNOME Classic is selected. This needs to be done only once.

References:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xDXeOsLQ3k
http://debianhelp.wordpress.com/2011/10/14/how-to-change-default-session-in-ubuntu-11-10/

To switch back to Unity,

sudo sed -i 's#\(user-session=\)gnome-classic#\1ubuntu#' /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
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