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Jejy69

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PostPosted: Thu 30 Aug 2012, 05:54    Post subject:  

Update !

Gnome 3.4.2 ! See the first post for a summary of news.
Space conquest!

Cheers !
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Ray MK


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PostPosted: Thu 30 Aug 2012, 18:02    Post subject:  

Puppy Gnome 3.2 & 3.4.2 !!Space conquest! - has landed

on my 10yr old Acer laptop - and I am very pleasantly surprised at how well it runs on such a ram-challenged contraption.

Thanks Jejy69 for such a nice Puppy - very best regards - Ray

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PostPosted: Thu 30 Aug 2012, 23:43    Post subject:  

Trying this out, just for the sake of trying it Laughing

I think I like the other one better. This one has the same issues with network setup, but it also has an icon problem... the bottom tray is empty of icons, and the larger icons in the "Setup Puppy" (first-run splash screen) show up as blank.

...perhaps it's a graphics driver bug? I'm using the "intel" driver, laptop is a Dell Inspiron 6400 with chipset (integrated, Intel) graphics. The chipset (and therefore graphics processor) is a 945GM.

EDIT: ...actually, I think I like the /other/ GNOME puplet of yours better, anyway -- particularly based on how it works and how it looks. I'll stick to that one, then...

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PostPosted: Fri 31 Aug 2012, 03:52    Post subject:  

starhawk wrote:
Trying this out, just for the sake of trying it Laughing

I think I like the other one better. This one has the same issues with network setup, but it also has an icon problem... the bottom tray is empty of icons, and the larger icons in the "Setup Puppy" (first-run splash screen) show up as blank.

...perhaps it's a graphics driver bug? I'm using the "intel" driver, laptop is a Dell Inspiron 6400 with chipset (integrated, Intel) graphics. The chipset (and therefore graphics processor) is a 945GM.

EDIT: ...actually, I think I like the /other/ GNOME puplet of yours better, anyway -- particularly based on how it works and how it looks. I'll stick to that one, then...


Hi Jejy69

I have a bigger problem - also Intel grpahics - frugal install to my HP550 laptop - I just get an "Oh No! Something has gone wrong - can't recover - logout" screen.

Tried issuing xwin gnome-session from the terminal - same result...

Wonder what can be wrong???

Thanks
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Jejy69

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PostPosted: Fri 31 Aug 2012, 06:34    Post subject:  

Hello !

Gnome 3.x is not yet perfect in Puppy, the fact to install the video driver actives Gnome shell which is not functional.
Indeed, Gnome shell requires hardware acceleration.

You can try the pet package below, this is the gnome fallback session. You'll be able to start Gnome 3.x without Gnome Shell.

Type in the console "xwin gnome-session-fallback".

Gnome shell is really hard to make it work...
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peebee


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PostPosted: Fri 31 Aug 2012, 15:44    Post subject:  

Jejy69 wrote:
You can try the pet package below, this is the gnome fallback session. You'll be able to start Gnome 3.x without Gnome Shell.

Type in the console "xwin gnome-session-fallback".

Gnome shell is really hard to make it work...


Hi Jejy

Got a little further - to a desktop - with your pet but it still had significant problems....missing icons - strange colours (black on black is a bit difficiult to read) - refusal to shutdown etc etc.

Afraid that on my laptop at least this is the first of your splendid puplets that is unusable - precise-mate is definitely my favourite so far.

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Jejy69

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PostPosted: Sat 01 Sep 2012, 17:07    Post subject:  

Oops... Many issues ! Mr. Green I think Gnome 3.x is only to experiment...
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PostPosted: Sat 08 Sep 2012, 15:07    Post subject:  

Jejy69 wrote:


Gnome shell is really hard to make it work...


Amen to that! I've been trying for over a year. Do you have a package list somewhere in the system so I can see what gnome packages you are using?
Also... have you had to modify any of the core puppy files to make gnome work?
Id appreciate a quick overview of what steps youve taken, because you've obviously solved some of the issues that I've had in trying to get it to work.

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