Bug 826724 - gnome shell always goes to fallback mode
gnome shell always goes to fallback mode
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: 2012-05-30 16:36 EDT by James Bridge
Modified: 2013-08-01 02:35 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-08-01 02:35:31 EDT
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Description James Bridge 2012-05-30 16:36:24 EDT
Description of problem:gnome

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gnome comes up in fall-back mode

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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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