Fedora :: Gnome3 Multiple Display After Fc15 Upgrade
May 27, 2011
Upgraded from FC14 X64 to FC15 X64 yesterday. I've used gnome2 forever, its worked very well for me.My workstation has 4 displays driven by two nvidia cards. One with dual dvi outputs, the other with one dvi one vga. I use the proprietary nvidia driver, NOT nouveau. Each card ties its displays together with twinview, and then xinerama spans across the who cards. This worked splendidly on gnome2, WITHOUT compiz. I used to use compiz when i had two displays so that I could have nice wobbly windows and transparencies, all very nice, but the extra area of the 4 displays was much more important to me. See, xinerama breaks compiz.
When i upgraded from FC14 to 15, my displays went amok, i ended up having to upgrade my nvidia driver, an then couldnt get things working in gnome 3. Finally i fell back to kde, kde4, and lxde both work just as gnome 2 did with my 4 displays. Gnome 3 with Gnome-shell fails spectacularly. Even if I fall back to two displays on one card, its wonky, things dont display properly, and the overview sometimes breaks such that it wont even come up anymore. Gnome3 without gnome-shell also does not work, in fact, i cant even get into gnome, it gives me some error and logs me out when all 4 monitors are enabled, and with only 2, it works, but.. well.. I want my 4 displays!I'm almost certain that compiz is to blame. Gnome's "Fail safe" uses compiz, and i'm betting the compiz isnt working on my 4 displays, causing said error and logout. I have no idea what the heck gnome-shell is doing. It actually displays on two monitors, while the other two are black. The mouse is able to display on all 4, i'm unable to interact with the displays which show gnome, but the displays which are black, seem to respond to my clicks, but they respond on the two montiros which display gnome. Very strange.
I'm going to remove Gnome3 from FC15 and, possibly, install KDE. I'm not sure about the options I have for it:I saw I can remove just the gnome-shell package. This makes me wonder if it is possible to replace the gnome-shell functionality with a gnome-2 equivalent, getting some of the gnome2 back how much of gnome-related packages can I remove? For example, is it advisable to remove gdm in favour of kdm? Are there gtk/gnome programs that are "better" than kde equivalents and are thus best left untouched, along with their dependencies? finally, somewhat unrelated, do you know good tutorials for gnome2.X expatriates to learn modern kde?
I have used preupgrade to moved from fc14 to fc15. With fc14 I had my two usb 3.0 ports working. However, with fc15 my usb 3.0 ports are disabled. I have read the instruction at the common fc15 bugs doc and removed the kernel parameter xhci.enable=1 and also erased the file /etc/pm/config.d/xhci. Still the usb 3.0 ports are not working. I am using kernel 18.104.22.168-26.rc1.fc15.x86_64. I cannot use the 22.214.171.124-27.fc15.x86_64 since there no nvidia drivers for it.
After doing an upgrade from FC14 to FC15, I then updated the packages by doing: yum update yum yum clean all yum --releasever=15 --disableplugin=presto distro-sync I then get the following voluminous list of issues (148 pre-existing rpmdb problems). I've done an rpm --rebuilddb but no help.
Running rpm_check_debug ERROR with rpm_check_debug vs depsolve: libclutter-gtk-0.10.so.0()(64bit) is needed by gthumb-2.12.3-2.fc15.x86_64 Please report this error in [URL]
Found 148 pre-existing rpmdb problem(s), 'yum check' output follows: ImageMagick-c++-126.96.36.199-15.fc14.x86_64 has missing requires of ImageMagick = ('0', '188.8.131.52', '15.fc14') akonadi-1.5.3-1.fc14.x86_64 has missing requires of libboost_program_options-mt.so.1.44.0()(64bit) alchemist-1.0.37-8.fc12.x86_64 has missing requires of python(abi) = ('0', '2.6', None) ..... Your transaction was saved, rerun it with: yum load-transaction /tmp/yum_save_tx-2011-05-27-10-30qO4br9.yumtx
Well, it appears that downloading and installing libclutter-gtk-0.10.so.0 seemed to fix all the subsequent yum error messages, and I was able to install all the packages.
I upgraded Sunday evening from FC14 to FC15 using the yum preupgrade method. Services such as httpd, vsftpd, sshd, named and even the VNC server are all running. I can connect via VNC client and get a downgraded gnome desktop, but from the console, I cannot start X or gnome desktop.I have searched many threads over the last day+ and found many references to problems with nVidia drivers - and I have a nVidia adapter. but I am not sure what is next to do and need a lead.
I've a display issue after upgrading to 10.10 . I have a Dell Inspiron notebook with an ATI 1200 chip set. Prior to the 10.10 upgrade I could connect a higher resolution monitor to the VGA port and hit Function F8 to switch my display from the notebook display to the external display to take advantage of the higher resolution of the external display. With the 10.10 upgrade when I switch to the external display I have no window management functions, ie I can't resize or move windows because there is nothing to grab onto. If I click the show desktop icon I get a message to the effect that the function isn't available for GDM "unknown".If I used mirrored displays with the external and internal displays at the same resolution then I do have window management functions.
Just upgraded from FC14 to FC15 but YUM is bust, I get the errors of: Could not retrieve mirrorlist... Tried checking the my fedora.repo and fedora-updates.repo and they are all fine and even added in entries into my host file but I still getting the error, am I missing something simple?
I am using gnome-shell (3.14.4-1) desktop environment and i have a problem that i can not find any config to solve it, Lock screen turn off and on again display every 15 seconds with out any reasonable reason !!!!
We are working on a project to create a display wall of 8 monitors arranged as 2 high by 4 wide. Each monitor is connected to a single machine and all machines are networked with a master machine with its own, seperate monitor.
Our goal is to get the 8 machines to share a single desktop, with the master machine acting as the server. We have looked at using Xinerama or NMM, but we are unsure about how to get started configuring the multi-machine, multi-head display.
I have a MacBookPro5,1 system that can boot into Fedora 12 x64 as well as Mac OS X. My installation of Fedora is set to use the nVidia graphics drivers to provide 3D acceleration when running the operating system natively. I have installed VMware Fusion on Mac OS X, and I can use it to boot my installation of Fedora into a virtual machine. However Fedora refuses to go into X Windows and just sits there with a blank screen. I can use Ctrl+F2 to switch to a command line and log into the system through the command line interface.
I'm not exactly sure why this is happening. However, I suspect that it is because when the system runs virtually, it does not make use of the nVidia graphics card. Instead VMware Fusion provides a virtual VMware SVGA 3D adapter. What would it take so that Fedora would use a driver that is compatible with this virtual display adapter when running in a virtual machine, and then use the nVidia driver when the system boots natively?
I am attempting to create a form in bash that would display multiple radio lists with an OK and cancel button on the bottom. I tried using the command line tool dialog, which is really nice. But it won't let me do multiple radio lists on the same form.
I'm using sid and Gnome3 since two months. This morning I was operating an upgrade on my system with "aptitude update && aptitude safe-upgrade", and after rebooting gnome crash and tell me to restart my session.code...
Is there any others log files where gnome3 writes errors ?
I am trying to solve multiple issues with my 64x natty install using gnome3 ppa( official ppa from gnome3). I have this setup on two machines, one is a fresh install the other is a upgrade. They both have most of these issues. Here they are: 1) Nautilus will not launch from the favorites bar. It does launch from a shortcut on the desktop. It will not run from the terminal unless I am root. 2) Number lock is disabled at startup (enabled in my bios). I used to be able to enable after nattty had started, I no longer can, though num lock light is lit - number keypad does not work!
3) I have set gnome3 set to let nautilus draw the background and desktop, I get a white screen at boot until Nautilus is launched then I get a background and some desktop icons(no computer or network icons). If I plug in a usb drive the icon appears on my desktop, when I select it I loose the background and have to select it again.
4) Wireless randomly will drop the connection, have to reconnect, sometimes it will, sometimes I have to reboot. I have Fedora installed on a 2nd hard drive on the machine with a clean install and the only similarity is it displays the default desktop until I launch Nautilus, then my background and desktop are displayed with all of the icons. From there on out Fedora has none of these issues. I have used Ubuntu Gnome and XFCE as my only os since 6.0 and have never had this many problems. Both machines would not run the gdm because of Nvidia issues after the upgrade and clean install. I DO NOT want to give up on Ubuntu as I tell all my friends and family to use it.
Recently installed FC15 XFCE on my new hard drive in my laptop, bring it home from work and it wont boot up.
Only changes I made at work were removing the standard package manager, replacing it with yumex, and slightly changing the panels to more suit how I like to work. Other than that just a little browsing the web on work's wireless connection.
Now it will not boot at all. Pressing Ctrl+Alt+2 and the last command I see is "Started SYSV: Late init script for live image.."
Tried booting into the original kernel (rather than the updated one from when I first installed) and the writing is smaller so I can see an earlier message where it failed a process. This is relating to akmod_nvidia but I installed that a couple of days ago and have restarted a few times since without problems before.
"Starting LSB: Builds and install new kmods from akmod package failed, see 'systemct1 status akmods'service' for more details"
I do not even get a command like where I can type with Ctrl+Alt+2 to try running anything.
I tried adding "runlevel=3" to the end of the kernel line in Grub. Is that the correct way to try and force into command line?
I recently installed FC15. When I try to execute a binary file, it shows permission denied message even when I login with the root user through "su -" command. It also give me the same message when I try to run a python script. How can I execute binaries in FC15?
where can i put the request for the [ FC15] build of:
dependencies for po-debconf:
Code: perl(Debconf::AutoSelect) is needed by po-debconf-1.0.16-5.fc15.noarch perl(Debconf::Config) is needed by po-debconf-1.0.16-5.fc15.noarch perl(Debconf::Db) is needed by po-debconf-1.0.16-5.fc15.noarch perl(Debconf::Template::Transient) is needed by po-debconf-1.0.16-5.fc15.noarch
I currently have an FC15 KDE, set up as I like it as a media server, and with squeezeboxserver (for Logitechs media system) running fine. But I'd like to set it up as headless - and it presently needs to have a monitor attached. No keyboard or mouse and it will boot to the login screen (so not a BIOS issue). I need to get it to boot without needing a monitor or requiring a graphical log in. I can administer via SSH and Squeezebox server puts up a webpage. FC15 doesn't use inittab any more, so changing run levels is fraught. I don't want to play with targets without a safety line ...
i just installed fc15 on a virtual machine and since i wanted to learn how to configure it manually, i chose minimal installation. i have referring the deployment guide, now im trying to configure the network interface. what are the steps i have to follow when i install a new network interface manually? no GUI tools are available here because of the minimal installation. im stucked
How to make plasma KDE activated in FC15 i have ZOTAC NVIDIA GE force 8400 GS graphics card. i have installed it as given in one of thread in this forum. But now how to make KDE windows transparent in FC 15.
I'm using FC15 and Xfce4 desktop, as gnome3 does not work well with my ATI 5770HD graphics card and the proprietary catalyst 11.4 driver.When I start gnome-terminal from xfce, there is some (animation?) and the gnome terminal appears normal size then shrinks horizontally.Is there a way to disable this re-sizing ?
I've just installed FC15 and starting to like Gnome 3. There's something wrong with the keyboard layout: at, number, tilde and anything with [AltGr] does not work (square, cubic, Euro sign, micro sign,...). Language is german but keyboard is british. Where/how can I correct this ?
I don't know if FC15 has the iptable rules like the ones shown below by default or not but I wanted a second opinion about the safety they provide. Why is icmp accepted (INPUT rule 1) from/to all ip? and is it better to remove this rule? When the protocol is all (INPUT rule 2), does it mean from ip layer and above?? and is it required/safe to have this rule? The 3rd rule is to allow tcp-port 22 connections (ssh) to/from all ip. I think this is correctly set and required. The 4th rule in INPUT table rejects pings with the icmp-host-prohibited message; which I don't think is the best solution. Instead it can be set to silently drop icmp packets. Then, the FORWARD table uses reject instead of silent drop for forwarding icmp ping packets.
what do you think about the new rules and their order?