GNOME 3 Fallback Mode

Andrew Haley aph at
Wed Apr 27 14:38:49 UTC 2011

On 04/27/2011 02:10 PM, Adam Jackson wrote:
> On 4/27/11 6:40 AM, Andrew Haley wrote:
>> On 04/27/2011 11:35 AM, drago01 wrote:
>>> On Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 12:31 PM, Andrew Haley<aph at>  wrote:
>>>> I'm trying to run F15 beta LiveCD in a virtual machine, but I get
>>>> a complaint that GNOME 3 failed to load and is running in fallback
>>>> mode.  Is there any way to make it work properly when virtualized?
>>> Not yet ... the VM has to provide proper 3D acceleration for it to work.
>>> Ajax has been working on making it run on software rendering, once his
>>> work is finished it should be able to run in VMs.
>> I see.  This is a bit unfortunate from a beta testing point of view: I
>> can't be the only one who tests preview releases in a VM.
> Lots of things are unfortunate.  This is software, after all.  I regret 
> not working on this earlier, since it would probably have saved the 
> effort invested in fallback mode entirely.

I guess so.  I had no idea that the Alpha I was testing was not really
the GNOME 3 shell, although I had received the warning about "fallback
mode".  So I had no idea what people were complaining about...


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