Fedora Hardware :: Wiki Page On GNOME Or List Which Graphics Cards Work On 15 With GNOME Shell?
May 26, 2011
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.
how to enable the Gnome Shell with an AMD 6950 graphics card and the default Fedora 15 drivers? I may try the AMD Catalyst proprietary drivers but from history those usually lag behind the Fedora versions. I also read some people had issues with the current AMD Catalyst drivers in the Catalyst guide thread.
Also, the AMD 6950 graphics card fan is at full speed all the time in Fedora 15. I do believe you can with the Catalyst drivers using aticonfig but was wondering about the default Fedora 15 drivers?
Hi i am looking at buying a ASUS K52JR-SX052X i3-350M 2.26GHz, 4GB, 320GB, 15.6" WXGA LED, HD5470M 1GB, 11N, BT. or a ASUS G51JX-HD-SX232V i7-720QM, 1.6GHz, 6GB, 500GB, 15.6" WXGA LED, GTS360M 1GB, BT.
I know there can be issues with graphics cards and would like to know if anyone has a site that i could look at to see if these cards work with Ubuntu 10.04.
9.10 Problem with Graphics/3D and other I have a Thinkpad T42, 1.7GHz, 1Gb Ram and a Radeon 7500 Graphics card. Everything that I am having trouble with works just fine in Ubuntu 9.04(except for the sound). There are two problems that I think are linked or really the same. First off, When I turn off Compiz(Compiz works by default) then gnome-system-monitor does not work properly. At least the graphics side of it; the window appears black with random lines running threw it. The same thing will happen to Gnome-do if Compiz is off.
The second problem is getting 3d support to work. I installed and tried to run blender and I got this from the terminal:
Then it ether does not open or the computer locks up completely and I have to force a shutdown. Which ever one it does I do not get my desired results. When trying to do chess in 3D it tells that I have 'No Python OpenGL support'. So I install the python-opengl package from the repositories; the program now just errors on start and I had to uninstall python-opengl to get Chess to work again. I have tried all this with Compiz on and off with the same results. Anyways thats about it, unless somebody knows how to setup the sound so a program won't lock it from other, then thats all I am having trouble with.
I'm trying out gnome-shell right now and for some reason, when I use the alt-tab shortcut, it switches to the next window and then the menu immediately disappears, so I have no ability to look at the detailed menu option. This might have something to do with me having changed a lot of my keyboard shortcuts in regular gnome. For example, I use super-tab rather than mod4-tab. Also, my key to call up the shell is caps lock because my other two super keys (super and right control) are all assigned to various keyboard shortcuts.
I have recently been pulling my hair out with Gnome-Shell. I had Gnome3 including the shell up and running as soon as it was ready in the stable repos. However it recently refused to work after the update to 3.0.1 hit the stable repository. Today I did a complete reinstall of OpenSUSE 11.4 from the gnome desktop CD, NVIDIA drivers are correctly installed and working. Gnome3 has been installed via the one-click method on top of this FRESH install. Yet still my gnome-shell freezes after login, I am running in fallback mode now. Really cannot see what can have gone wrong this time, nothing out of the ordinary has been knowingly installed at all. I'd really love to get my desktop up and running to how it used to be.
Please excuse my ignorance, but I need to get it straight. I've been reading and trying to find out more about these three new desktop environments, but still am rather confused. I have had Unity on my netbook for a couple of months now and know it inside out (more or less by now). The problem is: what is the main difference between Gnome 3 and Gnome Shell?
To my understanding Gnome 3 will be a continuation of the panelled Gnome we are so used to? But then I read the panels will be gone forever, so I'm confused again Gnome Shell is somewhat similar-looking to Unity, but I haven't had a chance to try it properly yet.
So, supposedly Gnome Shell is available through synaptic. I just downloaded and installed it and then ran gnome-shell --replace. It doesn't work at all. I hit the windows key and get nothing and there is no application launcher in the upper left hand corner and Alt-f2 produces nothing at all. Alt-tab gives me the option of choosing the windows that were running when I ran gnome-shell --replace but nothing else works at all. Just a vast expanse of digital nothingness. Does anyone know why this might be? I have an nvidia video card (see sig below) and two monitors running from "twin view".
I want to add a second monitor to a computer with existing onboard Intel 965 graphics. The Intel graphics work great so i'd prefer adding something old for a second monitor (just to throw some toolbars on it) instead of installing ATI / nV card (which will disable the Intel graphics). I added an old PCI (not PCIe) Cirrus Logic GD 5440 Alpine for the second monitor (so that it won't disable the Intel). This card is capable of 640x480 w/ 256 colors (actually more, but I don't know how much more it will go. It has like 1MiB memory)
Now I set it up like this: /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-cirrus.conf Code: Section "Device" Identifier "CirrusCard" Driver "cirrus" BusID "PCI:4:0:0" EndSection /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf .....
All the additions to the cirus (modeline etc) were added when experimenting, but did not change the errors. X fails to start in all configurations I tried here: Xorg.0.log Code: [987.177] X.Org X Server 1.10.2 Release Date: 2011-05-28 [987.179] X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0 .....
I feel like this is a RTFM question, so if anyone wants to just direct me to the right manual, that's fine.
I just installed gnome-shell and i cant seem to find anyway to customize anything, esp. the task bar, the clock, et cetera
is there a preferences gui or something that I cant find? I feel like i'm trying to use a mac....
It seems pretty sweet, but, i dont know how to get used to not having a window list... i dont wanna pull up the "activities window" or alt tab every time i want switch windows (esp when my hand is used to just moving to the top of the screen and clicking on the right window...
There's this autohide taskbar at the bottom of the screen, but i cant for the life of me figure out what it's for, or how to put things on it....
Seems many icon themes still don't really play nice with gnome shell. They work totally fine for the most part, except the tray icons, they like to change them to their own monochrome icons which usually look bad (and most of the time not even all of them are changed). Is there a way to make any icon theme use the default gnome shell symbolic icons? Right now I am using elementary and its mostly fine, but it changed the battery icon to an ugly smaller version. I'd love to be able to change it to the default icon.
Sooner or later you may experience a Gnome shell lock up. After two weeks of daily use I experienced my first one today: the cursor turned to a hand, and no amount of clicking and pressing Esc would have any effect; Windows key didn't bring Activities in focus either. If you experience these or similar symptoms you can restart the gnome-shell in order to unlock the Gnome session:
1) pass to a console (press Ctrl+Alt+F2)
2) log in
3) execute: ps -ef | grep gnome-shell in order to find the gnome-shell process id (PID); the output may look something like
Pressing Ctrl+ALt+F1 (or, if that doesn't work -- Ctrl+ALt+F7) should take you back to the Gnome session. You should see the restarted gnome-shell. (You can now return to the console, log out from the console, and return to the Gnome session).
I'm looking for a feature in Gnome Shell that would allow me to tile all of the open windows on a desktop. Something akin to Fluxbox's ArrangeWindows keyboard shortcut. I know you can tile two windows side by side, but I would need something capable of tiling ALL of them. Does something like this exist, or would I need to look into writing a Gnome Shell extension?
I updated last night and after a reboot I can get the GDM login but as my desktop loads it suddenly stops and complains of an error and won't load. If I load legacy Gnome desktop with Compiz it loads but ALL the lettering and words on the interface are messed up. By this I mean the letters are upside down and the words are spelt backwards. The mouse menus also work in reverse as in the menus themselves are also upside down and the highlighting moves from bottom to top as I move down the menu. Amusing but not what I want from my computer. There is nothing in /var/log/messages or /var/log/Xorg.0.log that would indicate anything is wrong.
I sooo don't want to have to rebuild, again, because of instabilities in F15 updates.
[A word of explanation: initially the post below followed a post by Adam Williamson in another thread devoted to inability to load GNOME 3 in VM; this is why I address Adam in the opening.]
Adam, the situation with the GNOME 3 support for Intel integrated graphics seems to be a little confusing. You are probably among the most competent to clarify it.
Let me tell my own story first.
I was installing earlier today Fedora 15 on an HP dm4-1160US laptop with i5 and Intel graphics, and the anaconda installer hung right after "Waiting for hardware to initialize..." flashed on the screen, before even Media Check screen was reached. I tried a few times, always with the sae result: anaconda hung. Then I decided to add nomodeset to the boot parameters and the anaconda installer went on and I was able to complete the installation without a slightest problem.
I rebooted and without a problem reached the GDM login screen. When logging into GNOME, a pop-up window informed me that the system was unable to load GNOME and that instead I would be logged into the fall back mode. By the way, I haven't experienced the problems that plagued "Classic GNOME" on another laptop of mine where instead of clean install I preupgraded from Fedora 14 (strictly following the guidelines for preupgrading).
Wireless card was recognized and wlan initialized, nearby wireless networks seen, yet I wasn't able to connect to my own wireless network (I tried to do this already in the process of installation, equally unsuccessfully).
I was able to connect via Ethernet cable, and then I proceeded to perform yum update.
The update brought a new kernel. I went into grub.conf and noticed that nomodeset has been automatically added to the boot parameters for each of the two kernels. I decided to perform an experiment: I removed nomodeset from the boot options for the new kernel, and left it in place for the anaconda installed kernel.
I rebooted into the new kernel. Right after the grub menu disappeared, the screen turned pitch black and stayed this way for good 10 seconds. I thought that the former situation repeats itself making impossible to boot without the nomodeset option. Suddenly, the screen lit up and the GDM login screen appeared.
I logged into a shiny GNOME 3 where I am writing these words right now. Ah, and I was also able to connect to the wireless (I made yet another attempt using the network manager applet -- this time it worked).
What does that seem to indicate? That GNOME 3 support is already available for Intel graphics chips? But one may need to play with the nomodeset cheatcode, as I described this above?
The installation was fine, after all the updates were done, I've installed Mesa-dri-experimental and then Gnome-shell.After I activated Gnome-Shell windows have some weird aspect (see image below )I've a acer 8930g laptop with a geforce 9600m gt.Do you have any Idea of what's wrong?I've also noticed that this problem disappear as soon I apply a theme with non rounded windows ( like Crux )
This isn't the first time this has happened and it can get *very* frustrating but when I tried to install gimp today I got:
You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest
So I then did a quick
Is there something I am overlooking here or is the GIMP installation (in)correctly asking for misnamed dependencies? If so, is there a way to report this to the RPM repo to ensure it is corrected quickly?
I am running Fedora 14 on my Thinkpad T410. Tried to see what Gnome 3 shell looks like. So I went to: System->Preferences->Desktop Effects and chose GNOME Shell. Now the bottom and the top pannels are gone. I can see only the desctop and the icons on it. How can I get back to the previous settings? I tried and tried without any luck.
any chance, in Fedora 15, to remove the username and the related menu from the top right corner of gnome shell? I don't use IM of any sort, i'm not always connected and I don't like a menu remembering me my name and my availability status...