F15 alpha problem.
awilliam at redhat.com
Wed Mar 16 16:09:30 UTC 2011
On Wed, 2011-03-16 at 11:51 -0400, James Laska wrote:
> 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?
It's kind of a definition issue. GNOME *Shell* requires acceleration.
But technically GNOME 3 does not; the fallback interface is still
considered to be 'GNOME 3'. So you do need acceleration to get the Shell
interface that's the 'big new thing' in GNOME 3, but still, if you don't
have acceleration and you get the fallback interface instead, what
you're running is still GNOME 3. Just GNOME 3's fallback interface.
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