F15 alpha problem.
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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