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Ubuntu: No more alphas, just one beta (The H)

Ubuntu: No more alphas, just one beta (The H)

Posted Nov 1, 2012 1:34 UTC (Thu) by aryonoco (guest, #55563)
In reply to: Ubuntu: No more alphas, just one beta (The H) by dlang
Parent article: Ubuntu: No more alphas, just one beta (The H)

Indeed I'm finding Ubuntu 12.10 to be a very solid basis for running Gnome 3.6.

Just needed to add the Gnome 3 PPA, with which I got Nautilus 3.6 and Totem 3.6 and a few other things not in Ubuntu's respositories. Then all I had to do was change the theme/icons to Adwaita, and set gdm as the default login manager, and ta-da! I'm getting the 'full' gnome 3 experience right here on Ubuntu.


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Ubuntu: No more alphas, just one beta (The H)

Posted Nov 6, 2012 7:43 UTC (Tue) by mgedmin (subscriber, #34497) [Link]

Interesting. When I tried gdm + gnome-shell on Ubuntu 12.10, I had two problems: one, the shell was using llvmpipe instead of a proper accelerated 3D (bad permissions on /dev/dri/card0 that I never tracked down due to issue two), and two, screen locking was badly broken and did not allow me to enter my password to unlock (and also did not let me use Ctrl+Alt+F1 or Alt+SysRq+K to recover).

I switched to lightdm and gnome-shell works now. (It didn't at first -- I would be kicked bad into lightdm as soon as I logged in, with no error information in ~/.xsession-errors. But then I logged in into Unity, logged out, and then could login into gnome-shell as well. All very mysterious.)

Ubuntu: No more alphas, just one beta (The H)

Posted Dec 2, 2012 20:03 UTC (Sun) by mgedmin (subscriber, #34497) [Link]

For the record, I switched back to gdm and could not longer reproduce either of the problems (DRI permissions nor GDM unlock issues).

I had some fun with gnome-shell crashing on unlock (https://bugs.launchpad.net/gnome-shell/+bug/1028149).


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