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    Gnome extensions switch

    I've been trying to install and customize Gnome itself and its themes and extensions all day, and I really can't figure out why it won't work.
    Everywhere it says that https://extensions.gnome.org/ is supposed to have an on/off switch for the extensions, but for me it doesn't.
    I'm registered, logged in, tried chrome and firefox and the plugin is enabled.

    Thanks in advance.

    EDIT:
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    Last edited by Mvrius; September 21st, 2012 at 09:54 PM.

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    Re: Gnome extensions switch

    Are you actually running a Gnome Shell session?

    Can you post a screenshot of your desktop please.
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    Re: Gnome extensions switch

    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesemill View Post
    Are you actually running a Gnome Shell session?

    Can you post a screenshot of your desktop please.
    I do believe I am. Added a screenshot to my first post.

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    Re: Gnome extensions switch

    You're not using Gnome Shell, you're using Gnome Classic.

    Surprisingly enough Gnome Shell extensions only work if you are actually using Gnome Shell.
    You can use Gnome Shell by logging out and then clicking on the gear icon to select Gnome (which means Gnome Shell) before logging in again, it should look something like this...
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    Last edited by Cheesemill; September 21st, 2012 at 10:07 PM.
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    Re: Gnome extensions switch

    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesemill View Post
    You're not using Gnome Shell, you're using Gnome Classic.

    Surprisingly enough Gnome Shell extensions only work if you are actually using Gnome Shell.
    You can use Gnome Shell by logging out and then clicking on the gear icon to select Gnome (which means Gnome Shell) before logging in again, it should look something like this...
    When I log out there's 5 options (3 for gnome and 2 for unity); Gnome, Gnome Classic and another version of Gnome Classic, I am using the top (Gnome) one right now, which has a Unity symbol next to it. No idea how to get the one in your screenshots working.
    Last edited by Mvrius; September 21st, 2012 at 10:10 PM.

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    Re: Gnome extensions switch

    You should have an option for GNOME on your logon screen (see attached picture).

    What is the output of:
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    dpkg --get-selections | grep gnome
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    Re: Gnome extensions switch

    compiz-gnome install
    gir1.2-gnomebluetooth-1.0 install
    gir1.2-gnomedesktop-3.0 install
    gir1.2-gnomekeyring-1.0 install
    gnome-accessibility-themes install
    gnome-applets install
    gnome-applets-data install
    gnome-bluetooth install
    gnome-contacts install
    gnome-control-center install
    gnome-control-center-data install
    gnome-desktop-data install
    gnome-desktop3-data install
    gnome-disk-utility install
    gnome-exe-thumbnailer install
    gnome-font-viewer install
    gnome-games-common deinstall
    gnome-games-data install
    gnome-icon-theme install
    gnome-icon-theme-full install
    gnome-icon-theme-symbolic install
    gnome-keyring install
    gnome-media install
    gnome-menus install
    gnome-nettool install
    gnome-online-accounts install
    gnome-orca install
    gnome-panel install
    gnome-panel-data install
    gnome-power-manager install
    gnome-screensaver install
    gnome-screenshot install
    gnome-search-tool install
    gnome-session install
    gnome-session-bin install
    gnome-session-canberra install
    gnome-session-common install
    gnome-session-fallback install
    gnome-settings-daemon install
    gnome-shell install
    gnome-shell-common install
    gnome-shell-extensions install
    gnome-shell-extensions-common install
    gnome-shell-system-monitor install
    gnome-specimen install
    gnome-sudoku install
    gnome-system-log install
    gnome-system-monitor install
    gnome-terminal install
    gnome-terminal-data install
    gnome-themes-standard install
    gnome-tweak-tool install
    gnome-user-guide install
    gnome-user-share install
    language-pack-gnome-en install
    language-pack-gnome-en-base install
    language-selector-gnome install
    libgnome-bluetooth8 install
    libgnome-control-center1 install
    libgnome-desktop-3-2 install
    libgnome-keyring-common install
    libgnome-keyring0 install
    libgnome-media-profiles-3.0-0 install
    libgnome-menu-3-0 install
    libgnome-menu2 install
    libgnome2-0 install
    libgnome2-common install
    libgnomecanvas2-0 install
    libgnomecanvas2-common install
    libgnomekbd-common install
    libgnomekbd7 install
    libgnomeui-0 install
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    python-gnome2 install
    python-gnomekeyring install
    ssh-askpass-gnome install
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    Re: Gnome extensions switch

    OK, so gnome-shell is installed properly.

    What are your system specs (specifically graphics card) and have you installed any drivers from the 'Restricted Drivers' application?

    The reason I'm asking is that your system needs to support 3D graphics acceleration for Gnome Shell to work otherwise it automatically falls back to Gnome Classic.
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    Re: Gnome extensions switch

    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesemill View Post
    OK, so gnome-shell is installed properly.

    What are your system specs (specifically graphics card) and have you installed any drivers from the 'Restricted Drivers' application?

    The reason I'm asking is that your system needs to support 3D graphics acceleration for Gnome Shell to work otherwise it automatically falls back to Gnome Classic.
    For some reason I can't find my graphics card in system info, but my laptop model is supposed to have a SIS Mirage 3+ 672MX.
    And no, seeing as I'm not fully aware what that is, I don't think I have.

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    Re: Gnome extensions switch

    To find out what graphics card you have you can do:
    Code:
    lspci | grep VGA
    As far as I know the SIS cards don't support accelerated 3D so Gnome Shell is never going to work on your machine. Sorry.

    I may be wrong so I'd wait for someone else to confirm this.

    Edit - Bad news I'm afraid, I've done some googling and your SIS graphics card doesn't support 3D acceleration.
    Last edited by Cheesemill; September 21st, 2012 at 10:41 PM.
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