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.

 

Falko Timme

About Falko Timme

Falko Timme is an experienced Linux administrator and founder of Timme Hosting, a leading nginx business hosting company in Germany. He is one of the most active authors on HowtoForge since 2005 and one of the core developers of ISPConfig since 2000. He has also contributed to the O'Reilly book "Linux System Administration".

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