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Old 23rd March 2012, 06:21 AM
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How to Force Gnome 3 ON, and Classic 2 OFF

Hi,

I've finished updates on Fedora 16. I'm runing an older thinkpad, and booting to Ubuntu 11.10 I can run Gnome3 fairly well, over 1GB of Ram.
It fails to load in Fedora 16, it falls back to Gnome 2. I don't want the fall back.

Is there a way to remove G2, or force G3?

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Old 23rd March 2012, 07:07 AM
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Re: How to Force Gnome 3 ON, and Classic 2 OFF

The usual reasons for it starting in fallback mode are: 1) You have a video card where the mesa dri driver is not installed or not working. (Look through /var/log/Xorg.0.log). 2) You have a video card that is blacklisted in gnome for having unfixable problems such as the intel i8xx series.
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