Desktop problems with F15-Alpha

Joachim Backes joachim.backes at
Mon Mar 14 09:53:55 UTC 2011

On 03/14/2011 10:41 AM, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> On 03/14/2011 02:56 PM, Joachim Backes wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I installed F15-Alpha (x86_64). Then I switched to the fallback (system
>> settings->system info->graphics->forced fallback mode) for getting the
>> old gnome desktop behaviour (for some reasons).
>> But now having different problems:
>> 1. After installing nautilus and nautilus-open-terminal, klicking with
>> the right mouse pointer on the desktop does not start a gnome-terminal
>> as in previous Fedore versions.
>> 2. I cannot change the preferences for a gnome-panel.
>> 3. Adding applications to a gnome-panel is not possible.
> My understanding is that, all three are intended behaviour since the
> panel you see in fallback mode is not the GNOME 2.x equivalent but one
> intended to mimic the behaviour of GNOME Shell as much as possible. 
>> I have to mention that I copied my complete home directory from F14 to
>> the F15 home. Is it possible that the usage of my F14 home directory
>> (gnome, no gnome-shell) is not recommended in F15?
> This isn't the problem
> Rahul

Thanks for clarification. But then, I see no reasonable usage for
nautilus-open-terminal (for example). Why is it installable in F15, if
it seems to be unnecessary and superfluous?

Kind regards

Joachim Backes <joachim.backes at>

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