[PLUG] Ubuntu upgrade help

Dick Steffens dick at dicksteffens.com
Fri Sep 27 11:12:15 PDT 2013

On 09/27/2013 10:30 AM, John Meissen wrote:
> I finally got around to "upgrading" the Ubuntu 10.04 LTS system that I use
> daily to the 12.04 LTS release. I've been putting it off because I knew that it
> would break everything user-interface related that I depended on. :-( And of
> course I wasn't disappointed. Or rather, I was. Whatever.
> I got some of the gnome env back, and I'm struggling through the font problems.
> However all of my keybindings are toast and I still haven't figured out how to
> reconfigure them. The two biggest ones are navigating the virtual desktops and
> launching a terminal.
> I don't see any way to do the latter anymore. And the compiz Settings Manager
> has settings for switching to specific viewports via keyboard or directional
> switching via mouse, neither of which I want! I want to navigate left/right/up/
> down via keyboard. This was simple to do before I "upgraded".
> Suggestion? FYI I'm not using Unity.

Did you install GNOME session fallback? In the Ubuntu Software Center 
it's called:

     GNOME Session Manager - GNOME fallback session

I use that, and with it <ctl><alt>T gives me a terminal window.


Dick Steffens

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