On Thu, 2014-08-21 at 17:56 +0200, Paul van der Vlis wrote: > Hello, > > Here my points about using Gnome 3.12: > > Gnome 3.12 depends on 3D video drivers or a emulation of that. In Gnome > 3.4 (Wheezy) there was a "fallback mode", but that's gone. There is now > something called "GNOME Classic" but that still needs 3D drivers. It's > only more "classic" with menu's etc. > > There is something called LLVMpipe, it's a software fallback when there > is no 3D video driver. I don't know how well it works. Maybe here is > somebody with more information? Is it automatically used in Debian, > when the videocard is not supported? How does it work on older machines? It is used automatically. [...] > For some hardware there are no 3D drivers. E.g. in server-boards there > are most of the time very poor GPU's. I don't use a graphical > environment on servers myself most of the time, but I think many people > do. Not sure LLVMpipe is really useable. It is. > Another point is desktop sharing. I use X2go and it does not work with > Gnome in 3D mode. Is here somebody who can tell me if VNC or RDP or > something else works? I must say that I don't like VNC, because it's > very slow. X2go is really fast. > > Another point are virtual machines. Does Gnome 3.12 work fine inside > many virtual machines? [...] It works for me in a KVM/QEMU VM with cirrus emulation. That has no 3D acceleration, and I am viewing the display with VNC. As I understand it, the composition and animation effects are simplified when LLVMpipe is being used, so it is reasonably responsive. Ben. -- Ben Hutchings If at first you don't succeed, you're doing about average.
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