Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Ubuntu Unity desktop on vmware player



This will enable the 2d unity mode on ubuntu when using vmware player. 3d is not avaible yet.

add the repository:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:unity-2d-team/unity-2d-daily


update repository:sudo apt-get update


install unity 2d:sudo apt-get install unity-2d-default-settings


now, logout of ubuntu on your vm

click your login name on the ubuntu login screen

you should now be able to see that unity 2d as your operating system (in the bottom task bar, if it is not, then select it)

all done (see pic below)

one more note to say, you may want to install CompizConfig Settings manager as well to tweak your desktop post install. use the command below and then look for CompizConfig in applications.sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager


.