How do I install Dash in Ubuntu?

FAHIM October 31, 2011
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I tried to install Dash using this method: $ sudo apt-get install dash

There were no errors. However, I did not find Dash installed in Ubuntu afterwards. I’m a newbie to this, can anyone help?

  1. Jeff Fabish
    November 5, 2011 at 9:01 am

    Hi Fahim,

    The interface you are speaking of is called "Unity". To install it, open up a terminal and enter the command below which is in bold:

    sudo apt-get install unity

    Then please restart (or log out and log back in) and you should be presented with the Unity interface. If at any time you decide you don't like the interface, at the login screen (in the bottom right corner) you may chose to use the classic version of Gnome. 

    Does this answer your question?

    - Jeff

  2. Anonymous
    November 2, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    To know more about this package, you can use dpkg

    $ dpkg -s dash

    or
    want to run ccsm compizconfig-settings-manager (Simple CompizConfig Settings Manager (aka, Simple-CCSM.) ) and make sure that the Unity plugin is checked
    sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
    http://ocaoimh.ie/2011/10/14/ubuntu-11-10-be-wary-of-compiz-config-settings-manager-ccsm/

    or
    sudo apt-get install simple-ccsm
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/change-settings-ubuntu-unity-compizconfig-settings-manager/

    If this happens you in a Unity (3D) session, try with a Unity-2D session. The choice is via the wiggly icon located on the login window.
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/21686/how-do-i-install-and-switch-to-the-unity-2d-desktop

    If you just want to know if the unity 2D package is installed, you could try this at a terminal:
    aptitude search ~dunity | grep 2d

    or
    run this command in a terminal window:
    ps -ef | grep unity
    I and see "unity-2d-launcher" in the list of running processes.

    do you have run Twinview?

  3. Anonymous
    November 2, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    To know more about this package, you can use dpkg

    $ dpkg -s dash

    or
    want to run ccsm compizconfig-settings-manager (Simple CompizConfig Settings Manager (aka, Simple-CCSM.) ) and make sure that the Unity plugin is checked
    sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
    http://ocaoimh.ie/2011/10/14/ubuntu-11-10-be-wary-of-compiz-config-settings-manager-ccsm/

    or
    sudo apt-get install simple-ccsm
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/change-settings-ubuntu-unity-compizconfig-settings-manager/

    If this happens you in a Unity (3D) session, try with a Unity-2D session. The choice is via the wiggly icon located on the login window.
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/21686/how-do-i-install-and-switch-to-the-unity-2d-desktop

    If you just want to know if the unity 2D package is installed, you could try this at a terminal:
    aptitude search ~dunity | grep 2d

    or
    run this command in a terminal window:
    ps -ef | grep unity
    I and see "unity-2d-launcher" in the list of running processes.

    do you have run Twinview?

  4. Jay
    November 1, 2011 at 12:18 am

    Which version do you have? Just click the Ubuntu logo on the top right.
    Dash will appear.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yM9HLMoidUQ&feature=player_embedded

    Or do what the above comment says.
    Tell me what happened.

    • Fahim
      November 1, 2011 at 10:46 am

      Hi Jay
      When I click the Ubuntu logo on the top it does not show Dash but the Applications folder opens up. Thanks.

      • Jay
        November 1, 2011 at 12:10 pm

        If you are running 11.04 or 11.10, it should display what is there in video.
        if not update your OS.

  5. Jeff Fabish
    October 31, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Starting at Ubuntu 6.10, Dash is installed by default (located at /bin/dash).

    • Fahim
      November 3, 2011 at 11:32 am

      The Ubuntu 10.10. When I click on Ubuntu logo Applications folder shows up. Please advise. Where do I input  /bin/dash ? Thanks.

      • Jeff Fabish
        November 3, 2011 at 1:43 pm

        Hi Fahim,

        You need to open up Nautilus. To do so, go to Places -> Computer. Then navigate to /bin/dash. 

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