Bug 669854 - Latest Gnome-Shell will not work correctly without 3D drivers preinstalled
Latest Gnome-Shell will not work correctly without 3D drivers preinstalled
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-shell (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Owen Taylor
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2011-01-14 22:15 EST by Greg`
Modified: 2011-02-18 11:49 EST (History)
8 users (show)

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Description Greg` 2011-01-14 22:15:33 EST
Description of problem: when running the LiveCD ( latest Compose ) dated the 14/01/2011 the Gnome-Shell will load but using anything in the Shell is impossible without 3D drivers installed like the experimental driver

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How reproducible:
same as Above in Description 

Steps to Reproduce:
1. torch up  latest LiveCD
2. try to use anything in Gnome-shell
3. only way to use it completely is to have 3D drivers preinstalled
Actual results:
everything should work without a problem

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Comment 1 Adam Williamson 2011-01-18 18:05:39 EST
there's a few issues here:

GNOME Shell detection of necessary graphics driver capabilities is a difficult problem which isn't entirely solved yet; this is an upstream thing and one the team's certainly well aware of, there's a whole page about it somewhere. I think we probably don't need a Fedora bug to track it.

On the Fedora side, we could perhaps add mesa-dri-drivers-experimental into the nightlies, at least for now. CCing a few people for thoughts on that.

Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team
Comment 2 Gianluca Sforna 2011-02-18 06:12:35 EST
Is the experimental package still around? I tried installing it on my liveusb but got:

No package mesa-dri-drivers-experimental available
Comment 3 Adam Williamson 2011-02-18 11:49:49 EST
no, we merged the nouveau driver into the main drivers package now, which effectively resolves this.

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