Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 826724
gnome shell always goes to fallback mode
Last modified: 2013-08-01 02:35:40 EDT
Description of problem:gnome
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
gnome comes up in fall-back mode
Additional info: Fedora 16 with Gnome 3.2 worked as expected.
My video card is on the old side, but works. It is a nVidia NV35 (GeForce FX5900XT, rev.1). I have been using the nouveau driver for over a year with no problems. Computer also not young but I don't want to throw it out! Pentium 4 CPU, 64 bit.
This may not be a bug - perhaps Gnome 3.4 is more demanding on the hardware. But it gives no help at all in diagnosing the problem and I can't find any explanation anywhere as to why 3.2 works ok and 3.4 doesn't.
Both the live Fedora 17 CD and the full DVD give the same problem. The live CD says that the usual explanation of the problem is that the graphics card is too old - but mine _is_ working with 3.2.
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