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How to set Gnome Fallback mode from terminal

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First we look at what we are currently running

$ gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.session session-name

That will echo us ‘gnome’ if we running Gnome Shell or ‘gnome-fallback’ if we are running fallback.

To change it (within a Gnome Session) from Gnome Shell to Gnome Fallback

 $ gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.session session-name 'gnome-fallback'

Of course this is not useful at all, because if we can inside a Gnome Session we can simply change it by

System Settings -> Details -> Graphics -> Force Fallback Mode "On"

But if we cannot start a Gnome Session we can do it from console (TTY) by using dbus-launch

 $ dbus-launch gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.session session-name 'gnome-fallback'

Useful and easy!


 
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