I just found this bug report:
It is about xserver-xorg-video-ati driver being incompatible with GS window manager (mutter).
You might see this as your system freezes, perhaps mutter dies.
Yup, I believe that is the problem. I have a similar problem with Unity that has this same basis.
Mutter will, I am sure, come around soon, at least for Unity (I think they use a slightly different version) because of the priority Unity has in this release.
The upcoming ISO testing will see the OS that I have GS on reinstalled. I have fooled with it too much to trust the results. I will reinstall GS and continue to see if it works.
I may fool with my bios and see if switching to the integrated Intel video controller works better with both of them. I think some folks are having some difficulty with them with Intel too.
I would REALLY like to be able to compare the two.
The screen shots I have seen make it look like some of my biggest problems with GS have seen some real improvement. Oh well, just need to wait.
Dell 480 XPS 3G ram Quad Core 2.40GHz, Radeon HD 2400 PRO, Audigy1, 3x320G HDD, 320G External, Debian Testing for use, Debian Squeeze for secure use, Debian Sid for FUN
Am I the only one getting this:
Trying to get Gnome Shell up and running (in Maverick, but that's all fine).
If I now typeCode:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ricotz/testing sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install gnome-shell sudo apt-get gnome3-session
Then I get the (pretty cool!) gnome 3 desktop environment. But, I don't want to type gnome-shell --replace, I want to log into gnome shell. Hence I installed gnome3-session.Code:sudo gnome-shell --replace
So the suggestion from a tutorial is to uninstall gnome-session, and install gnome3-session.
Q1: sudo apt-get remove gnome-session-* uninstalls ubuntu-desktop. Is that what I should do? sudo apt-get install gnome3-session does not reinstall ubuntu-desktop. Don't I still need ubuntu-desktop? I've tried what the tutorial proposed anyway, ending up with the probem that X is not starting.
Now, as a workaround, I can add "sudo gnome-shell --replace" as a startup script, but that's a bit lame. I just want to replace gnome2 with gnome3 (gnome shell).
Q2: Different website claims that I can change the session manager in System->Pref->desktop. I don't have that application in Maverick. Any other way available?
Either the answer to Q1 or Q2 might help me getting gnome3 up and running.
Thanks a lot in advance!
looks like dependencies aren't set properly.
sudo apt-get remove gnome-session-* also removes gdm and ubuntu-desktop
sudo apt-get install gnome3-session does not install gdm.
Reinstalled gdm after installing gnome3-session
gdm start gave an error, so just ran sudo reboot.Code:sudo apt-get install gnome3-session sudo apt-get install gdm
After that, I logged right into gnome-shell.
Is this supposed to be the "how-to-install-gnome-shell"?
It works now, so no problem, but still I have the feeling I made life a bit harder then necessary.