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Re: Progress on the Alpha distribution at debian-ports

On Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 11:45:53AM +1300, Michael Cree wrote:
> > So how is Gnome3 for you?
> > 
> > It always starts up in fallback mode for me.  I do have radeon KMS
> > runnning, but mesa is using the software DRI renderer.  That might be
> > why it starts in fallback mode. 
> Ahh, that's because I am not a member of the video group. Fixed.  Now I
> get the gallium DRI driver.  glxgears works nicely and less than 15% cpu
> usage for 60fps when I use the xfce4 desktop.
> But Gnome is not so happy: all I get is a black screen with the cursor
> when I log in.  After a while it switches to screensave mode, brings up
> the password entry prompt when I move the mouse, and I can unlock and
> come back to the big black empty nothiningness.  This new Gnome
> experience is somewhat underwhelming.

I'll screw-up my courage and give it a try soon.  Had some furnace
repairs to accomplish this weekend: installed a new controller board

Have you tried KDE4 yet?  I still haven't tried it with compositing
enabled, but it works well for me otherwise.  Can't remember the source
package name I was waiting on (to be rebuilt by the new compiler with
the working optimizer), but I *think* it was qt4-x11 or some such.


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