Ben Hutchings <firstname.lastname@example.org> (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: virtualbox-guest-dkms virtualbox-guest-utils virtualbox-guest-x11 virtualbox-ose-guest-x11 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). Mraw, KiBi.
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