Install Gnome 3.4 in Ubuntu 12.04

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Since Ubuntu 12.04 is still in beta stage and Gnome 3.4 is not in the repositories yet, what can I do to install Gnome 3.4 in Ubuntu 12.04 without ruining my system?

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Answered By 95 points N/A #110072

Install Gnome 3.4 in Ubuntu 12.04


If you want to install Gnome 3.4 to your Ubuntu 12.04, you have to bear the risk of damages your total system. Actually GNOME boxes depends its components that are part of GNOME 3.3+, which are not in the Oneiric's repositories. So why you want to do that? However, I advice you to install Gnome boxes by using PPA and installed it in Ubuntu 12.04. Do the following for instance:

  • Sudo adds-apt-repository ppa:jbicha/dev.
  • Sudo apt-get update.
  • Sudo apt-get install gnome-boxes.

It’s the 3.3.5 versions of PPA. You also can use newer versions from here:

If this not work also you can take a tour with this site:

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Answered By 0 points N/A #110074

Install Gnome 3.4 in Ubuntu 12.04


Hello Kristan,

I think the best thing to do will be to install Gnome 3.4 as a dual boot with another operating system like windows which you are sure will give you the desired functionality. If you pleases with the performance of the Gnome 3.4 after some time you can go ahead and get rid of windows.




Answered By 5 points N/A #110076

Install Gnome 3.4 in Ubuntu 12.04



Hi there user:

The solution you are asking is a bit complicated for me; it will really ruin something just in case. Though the first two (2) solutions posted were maybe a kind of huge expertise by our experts. I’m suggesting my part anyway, after some few researches I didn’t find what I think is solution for your problem. If the two solutions above won’t work, I suggest you to get rid of doing it.  

Best regards,

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