Installing The Sugar Desktop Environment On Ubuntu 9.04 - Page 2

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There's one additional thing we must do to make Sugar work (otherwise it won't start, see http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Talk:Community/Distributions/Ubuntu). Open a terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal)...

... and run the following command:

gconftool-2 -s /desktop/sugar/desktop/favorites_layout -t string ring-layout

That's it, we can now start to use Sugar. Log out of your current GNOME session:

On the login screen, click on Options in the lower left corner and click on Select Session...:

Select Sugar and click on Change Session:

Then type in your username and password:

You can now select whether you'd like to make Sugar your default desktop environment or just for this session. I suggest you select Just For This Session so that you can test it first:

This is the Sugar welcome screen where you can change Sugar's colour if you like. Then click on Done:

This is how Sugar looks:

In order to learn how to use Sugar, take a look at the Sugar manual and the Sugar keyboard shortcuts.

 

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