Can't see Verne through the GUI

Tim Flink tflink at
Mon Aug 15 22:28:12 UTC 2011

On Mon, 15 Aug 2011 15:10:27 -0700
Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX N2469R <caf at> wrote:


> It is my understanding that the majority of desktop machines run
> Nvidia or ATI graphics cards.
> It is a fact of life that Gnome 3 in its present incarnation will not 
> function on these machines;
> it will fall back to a brain damaged afterthought GUI.

I'm running F16 with gnome-shell on an old i386 P4 machine and an nvidia
6200 AGP. It's a little on the sluggish side but otherwise works
fine with the default drivers. Last time I tried it, gnome-shell ran
fine on my newer nvidia card (gt265, I think) with nouveau as well.

Nouveau works in general but I suppose that depends on which adapter
you're using. I don't expect it to have the same 3D capabilities as the
proprietary nvidia blob drivers but it does work well enough for my
normal use. I can't speak for AMD/ATI cards, though as I don't have any
running linux ATM.


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