Debian Multimedia :: Current Status Of Gnome Shell?
Jul 28, 2010
I'm using Squeeze, and haven't seen an update in the Debian repo for some time. Seeing as it's due for release soon (September), can we expect some updates in the near future? I had been using Gnome Shell in Ubuntu with much success, including compiling my own. These days, I cannot afford the bandwidth, and have encountered an unknown problem [URL] under Debian Squeeze. Currently, I'm experiencing a very annoying flickering issue using the repo version which I know does not exist anymore in the current gnome development. To have at least one update now before the release date would be nice to see.
I find gnome-shell 3.14.2 becomes slugish after several days of use. This manifests in short delays on window functions, such as closing a window or opening a new one. Restarting gnome shell fixes it.I thought of trying to take a stack trace during the delay, but found 2 issues:
1) debian doesn't have gstack/pstack package ...? 2) attaching a debugger to gnome shell from gnome shell hangs it (duh) , which means I can't type the "bt" command
Why there is too much error in every version of gnome-shell and after everything slows down after a few hours of working in gnome-shell on debian(only on debian, i'm using gnome-shell in fedora and excellent experience i had in it) some of syslog output :
I've recently upgraded to gnome shell in experimental, and I like it so far. However, the window borders and themes look like how Gnome 2 did before you install gtk2-engines and some themes. Are there any themes in the repositories that I'm missing, or are they just not there yet?
when i want to opening lock screen and after entering password take too long time to open lock scrren and i can not find what is the problem.i can not find any clue in my logs, so this is some of syslog :
Code: Select allDec 17 21:19:34 ali-deb gnome-session: (gnome-shell:2421): Gtk-WARNING **: Symbolic icon /email@example.com/icons/numlock-disabled-symbolic.svg is not in an icon theme directory Dec 17 21:19:34 ali-deb gnome-session: (gnome-shell:2421): Gtk-WARNING **: Symbolic icon /firstname.lastname@example.org/icons/capslock-disabled-symbolic.svg is not in an icon theme directory Dec 17 21:19:34 ali-deb gnome-session: (gnome-shell:2421): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: /tmp/buildd/glib2.0-2.42.1/./gobject/gsignal.c:2579:
Some days ago (2015-09-28) I installed Debian testing amd64. Log in as a user failed and instead of the Gnome UI there was a sad face with the text: „Oh no! Something has gone wrong. A problem occurred and the system can't recover.
All extensions have been disabled as a precaution. Log out“.
The relevant output of journalctl (run as root) said:
etc/gdm3/Xsession: cannot connect to brltty at :0 - /etc/gdm3/Xsession: Service 'org.kde.kaccessibleapp' does not exist. - gnome-session: x-session-manager: WARNING: Application 'gnome-shell.desktop' killed by signal 5 - gnome-session: x-session-manager: WARNING: App 'gnome-shell.desktop' respawning too quickly - x-session-manager: Unrecoverable failure in required component gnome-shell.desktop
After some investigating, I found three work-arounds.
(1) Use gdm3-autologin: In /etc/gdm3/daemon.conf, remove the double crosses and insert own user name AutomaticLoginEnable = true AutomaticLogin = <own user name> Disadvantage: Only one user can have access to the Gnome ui. If you log out, you enter the gdm3 greeter and … see above.
(2) Turn off gdm3 by running 'systemctl stop gdm3' as root, log in into a terminal as a user and run startx.
(3) Install package lightdm and make it to the standard display manager with 'dpkg-reconfigure lightdm'. Disadvantage: Energy manager and screensaver settings of the Gnome control center are ignored.
The easiest way, however, especially if there are several users, is logging in via the gdm3 greeter.
I'm starting to bump into crusty software in Lenny and am looking to upgrade to Squeeze. However, there's no release notes yet and Googling for upgrade directions yields all kinds of variations, some of which talk about "interesting" issue. Thus, my questions:
1. How hard/messy is the Lenny to Squeeze upgrade at this time? 2. Where can I find straightforward, clear directions on how to upgrade?
For quite some time, I just stayed on testing and incrementally upgraded on a regular basis, but stopped after Lenny came out because security support was suspended. Now I'd like to climb back on that train.FWIW, I originally installed Slink in 1999 and haven't reinstalled from scratch since, despite several generations of hardware upgrades.
Actually I suppose to use this "htop" command to get the system utilities like current processor speed ,running programs ,memory usage(ram and swap) to my program. I planned to get it using popen(). I was success popen("top | grep Mem", "r") with top command. But are there a way to take such information using "htop". Or are there any idea of taking current CPU,MEM,Swp usage as well as Tasks and running tasks using htop or other way to C program...
I'm having a problem with krusader. When I open and close it, it remains with a sleep status. This can be verified by the system monitor and by the "ps aux". The krusader only go away if I use killall. This is occurring in more than one machine. I'm using squeeze gnome 64 bits.
I'm trying to compile a program from source. When I run make the following appears:./ config. status --recheck make: ./config.status: Command not found make: *** [config.status] Error 127.There is no file called config. status in the current directory. Why was it not created?
I've recently upgraded my squeeze to sid, then installed gnome shell as default window manager.
1. Gnome shell was normal until yesterday, I upgraded new packages up to date, then I cannot log into gnome shell any more (however, fallback mode is normal). It shows a sad computer screen with message "Oh no, something has gone wrong". The only thing I can do is pressing the logout button to log out.
2. Debian is running on my thinkpad T60p, and I can choose keyboard model in Gnome2, but I can't find any options in the system setting in Gnome shell to change keyboard layout for model IBM T60/R60.
when i ran jhbuild build as a normal user, i found below messages before it failed
Code: Please add the files codeset.m4 gettext.m4 glibc21.m4 iconv.m4 isc-posix.m4 lcmessage.m4 progtest.m4 from the /aclocal directory to your autoconf macro directory or directly to your aclocal.m4 file. You will also need config.guess and config.sub, which you can get from ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/config/.
I have installed the fglrx driver from "Hardware Drivers" and it runs fine, until I launch gnome3 or gnome-shell, it then just locks X (its not hard locked, I can CTRL + ALT + 2/3 etc out) but I cant do anything else.
If I use the mesa / xorg driver its fine.
The trouble is I play one game, and I need the fglrx driver for that game, the mesa one corrupts the 3d engine
It wouldnt be a pain, but i am one of the few who seems to find gnome-shell an improvement, and I get really frustrated when it wont work.
Any idea's on what I can try, other than hopfully having a working system when ATI launches the 10.10 driver on its website (although the leaked rc had the same issue) I only recently got a ATI card so I am pretty new when dealing with the ATI cat's.
I've just installed debian testing on my computer (netinst AKA basic shell version). Now, how do I do a minimal gnome install? Minimal means, I don't need libreoffice or any extra bloat. However, I do want nautilus, gnome-settings-daemon and networkmanager (and of course, firefox!).
Also, is audio included or not in gnome-shell?
If I just install the gnome-shell package (with --no-install-recommends package), will it pull in gdm, Xorg, etc. or do I have to install them separately? Also, need to confirm whether my sources.list is properly set or not:
Code: Select alldeb http://ftp.security.debian.org/debian/ stretch main non-free contrib deb http://security.debian.org/debian-security stretch/updates main
Is there any way I can switch my desktop shell from unity to, say, gnome-shell? I can switch using other console shell I like (bash, csh, fish, etc.). Assume that there is a stable alternative desktop shell, I should be able to choose, too.
(For console shell, we goes to /etc/passwd. But for desktop, I can't find the way to config.)
I am using Red Hat Linux Enterprise 5. I know the theory that -- using export to set environment variable, the environment variable will apply to current and child environment, but without using export to set environment variable, the environment variable will only apply to the current environment. What is the exact definition of "child environment" and "current environment"? For example,
Code: $ var1=123 $ echo "Hello [$var1]" The value of var1 (which is 123) is printed in shell, but I think echo is a command invoked by current shell, and it (the echo command) should be a child environment of current shell and the value of var1 should not (because not using export var1=123) impact echo.
is there some wiki page on GNOME or Fedora that list which graphics cards work without problems on Fedora 15 with GNOME Shell? I have tried 3 older cards and they all failed, so I would like to share this info with others so people know which cards to avoid if they want to use full features of GNOME 3 via GNOME Shell.
I have small problem with GNOME in Wheezy (trying it out just for fun). Whenever I start GNOME Shell and open any window, I get only blue color where windows should be. Entire window is just blue. Shell starts fine. GNOME Classic starts and works well too, even better than MATE in Jessie. My graphics card is old NVidia GeForce MX 440 8x AGP. I suspect it is causing problems.
Kernel is Wheezy's 3.2.
Found this: [URL] ....
I'm afraid I can't use GNOME Shell in Wheezy. Might try Jessie's version instead.