F15 alpha problem.

James Laska jlaska at redhat.com
Wed Mar 16 15:51:24 UTC 2011

On Wed, 2011-03-16 at 14:19 +0100, Erik P. Olsen wrote:
> On 16/03/11 12:30, James Laska wrote:
> > On Wed, 2011-03-16 at 12:09 +0100, Erik P. Olsen wrote:
> >> I've just installed F15 alpha in a virtualbox machine and at the first boot I
> >> get a gnome 3 error explaining that it can't be fully initialised because 3D is
> >> not supported. I don't know if this is the cause to my problem, which is:
> >
> > GNOME3 is not expected to work in virtualized environments where
> > hardware accelerated graphics are not available.
> A side question, does this mean that gnome3 requires hardware accelerated graphics?


From http://gnome3.org/faq.html ...

        The GNOME 3 desktop does require hardware accelerated graphics
        in order to provide a cutting-edge experience however, and the
        complete GNOME 3 experience will only be available on computers
        capable of this. Do not worry though: GNOME 3 will come complete
        with a fallback interface which will provide an excellent
        experience in the absence of hardware acceleration, and which
        incorporates many of the improvements that can be found in GNOME

> >> I add a launcher (mc) to the panel and when I click on it nothing happens. I
> >> can't even shut the system down, I have to power off. Now after booting again
> >> the system behaves normally, I can launch mc without problems. But when I add
> >> another launcher to the panel same thing happens, I have to power off and reboot
> >> to activate the panel launchers. Is this a known problem?
> >
> > First, make sure your system is fully updated.  Good news, it sounds
> > like you have a fairly consistent reproducer.  Can you start a terminal
> > and attempt to run mc (or any newly added launcher)?  Do any errors
> > present in $HOME/.xsession-errors when you experience the problem?
> It is fully updated and there are lots of messages in .xsession-errors but I 
> don't understand them :-(

Heh ... neither do most people (myself included).  You are basically
looking for anything near the bottom that might look *somewhat* related
to icons or .desktop files.

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