F15 alpha problem.

Erik P. Olsen epodata at gmail.com
Wed Mar 16 21:54:16 UTC 2011

On 16/03/11 17:09, Adam Williamson wrote:
> 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?
>> Yes.
> No. =)
> 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.

Hm, which graphics hardware should I choose that is well supported?


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