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Re: Debian Installer 7.0 Beta1 release

On Sat, 2012-08-04 at 23:45 +0200, Bernd Zeimetz wrote:
> On 08/04/2012 07:28 PM, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> > On Sat, 2012-08-04 at 17:15 +0100, Neil Williams wrote:
> >> 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.
> So we require 3d acceleration for a default install?

I think what you'll see without it is a one-time warning.  I could be
wrong since I haven't done a fresh installation yet.

> I think that is even more insane than what recent windows versions require.

3D acceleration recommended, but with a fallback mode available?  Isn't
that exactly the same?

> Can we please have a sane
> default desktop for people with older hardware? Maybe just chosen in d-i,
> depending on the hardware.

I believe joeysel now selects Xfce as the default desktop.


Ben Hutchings
Computers are not intelligent.	They only think they are.

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