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Re: Debian Installer 7.0 Beta1 release

Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk> (04/08/2012):
> On Sat, 2012-08-04 at 17:15 +0100, Neil Williams wrote:
> [...]
> > I tried in a standard VM (Debian package from sid) with a complete
> > default netinst i386 install. The installer worked flawlessly but
> > GNOME3 had a problem:
> > 
> > "GNOME3 Failed to Load
> > Unfortunately GNOME3 failed to start properly and started in the
> > fallback mode.
> > 
> > This most likely means your system (graphics hardware or driver) is not
> > capable of delivering the full GNOME 3 experience."
> > 
> > That's going to make testing Wheezy CD images annoying. Anyone else see
> > this problem? I tried logging in under GNOME and GNOME Classic - the
> > warning didn't show again but the UI didn't show any visible change, it
> > appears that only fallback/classic is available. Can someone using
> > GNOME3 in Wheezy verify that this is expected behaviour?
> This is expected in the absence of 3D acceleration, which is not yet
> supported in qemu so far as I know.  VirtualBox is supposed to support
> it, but a standard installation presumably won't pull in the necessary
> paravirtual drivers in the guest.

A virtualbox host environment would be detected automatically, and the
following packages would get installed in that case:

If one enabled “3D acceleration” in the VM config, Gnome 3 shows up in
normal mode; if one didn't, it shows up in fallback mode (one can see
Gallium llvmpipe as graphic driver in the gnome system properties,
instead of Chromium).


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