GNOME Flashback is a trimmed version of GNOME 3 shell based on GNOME 2 desktop. It is a lightweight desktop to help you to get the most out of any low profile PC.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to install Gnome Flashback Desktop
  • How to login to Gnome Flashback Desktop session
Gnome Flashback Desktop on Ubuntu 20.04
Gnome Flashback Desktop on Ubuntu 20.04

Software Requirements and Conventions Used

Software Requirements and Linux Command Line Conventions
Category Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used
System Installed or upgraded Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa
Software Gnome Flashback Desktop
Other Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the sudo command.
Conventions # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
$ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Ubuntu 20.04 Gnome Flashback Desktop Installation step by step instructions

  1. To begin the Gnome Flashback Desktop Installation open your terminal window and execute the following command:
    $ sudo apt install gnome-session-flashback
    
    Begin the Gnome Flashback desktop installation on Ubuntu 20.04
    Begin the Gnome Flashback desktop installation on Ubuntu 20.04

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  3. Once the installation is complete log out from your current desktop session.
    Once the installation is complete log out from your current desktop session.


  4. select GNOME Flashback session
    Before you login select the GNOME Flashback session.
  5. All done.
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