On Sat, Jun 09, 2012 at 11:50:03PM +0100, Dave Mitchell wrote:
Just installed F17 on an old laptop. Gnome 3 is coming up in
is there any way to get Gnome shell instead?
My Googling on on the subject seems to indicate that:
* the Intel 8xx graphics have buggy 3D, so are blanket disabled
in Gnome 3;
* but that starting in F17, Gnome Shell should be able to work with 2D
(replying to myself)
I eventually forced Gnome shell to start by directly hacking
gnome-session-check-accelerated; I have no idea whether this is kosher.
# cd /usr/libexec
# mv gnome-session-check-accelerated gnome-session-check-accelerated.orig
# vi gnome-session-check-accelerated
create new file with the following two lines:
# chmod 755 gnome-session-check-accelerated
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