How To Install Ubuntu Unity On Unsupported & Supported Computers

Unity is the most attractive feature of Ubuntu 11. Unfortunately this feature sometimes does not work after Ubuntu 11 installation or an Ubuntu 10 upgrade. Below are instructions to install Unity on Ubuntu 10 and unsupported hardware. I received an error message after Ubuntu 10.10 upgrade and after Ubuntu 11 installation and successfully installed Unity both times using this procedure.

Open a Terminal window from Applications –> Accessories and enter the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:unity-2d-team/unity-2d-daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install unity-2d

This will install the required dependencies to run Unity 2D. After that, log out and select Unity 2D (from the bottom menu)before logging back in (as shown in the below screenshot).

Enjoy your Ubuntu Unity experience. If you would like to find an easy way to add/remove Unity Launcher items, check out Unity Launcher Editor.

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