F17-alpha: UI unusable
awilliam at redhat.com
Fri Mar 16 18:48:40 UTC 2012
On Fri, 2012-03-16 at 14:31 -0400, Gerry Reno wrote:
> On 03/15/2012 10:46 PM, Gerry Reno wrote:
> > On 03/15/2012 10:30 PM, Adam Williamson wrote:
> >> On Thu, 2012-03-15 at 22:22 -0400, Gerry Reno wrote:
> >>> Yeah, installed the beta and I'm still having the exact same problem.
> >>> Graphics is Geforce FX 5600
> >> Ah. Then that'll be https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=745202 .
> > Looks like it.
> > My screen issues are a little bit different but I think it's the same
> > underlying problem: driver issues.
> I just saw comment 47 in the bug.
> I'm not sure I understand the part about workaround with blacklisting.
> At no time do I have a working Terminal after reboot. And what exactly
> ends up being blacklisted? I thought only drivers got blacklisted. How
> do you blacklist a card? Does someone have an example?
That's more a discussion for how we as the Fedora (and upstream GNOME)
devs can fix the problem than how you as a user can fix it.
The 'blacklist' we're talking about is GNOME's blacklist of cards that
have 3D-accelerated drivers that seem to satisfy all the Shell
requirements, but are in fact known to be incapable of satisfactorily
rendering Shell. It's located
at /usr/share/gnome-session/hardware-compatibility (in F17, anyway, I
think it may have been different in F16). It blacklists based on the
Mesa renderer string; the level of granularity it's capable of depends
on how each Mesa driver decides to write its renderer string. For the
main drivers (Intel, Radeon, Nouveau) it's possible to achieve pretty
much GPU-level granularity.
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