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2nd March 2012, 05:34 PM
I thought we were no longer going to see this message anymore, even with much more modest hardware? I'm seeing this on an old Dell laptop with an ATI Mobility Radeon X300 64MB.
2nd March 2012, 07:45 PM
Not sure if the xsession-errors file is illuminating but I am attaching it.
gnome-session --replace causes the GUI to go all wonky. It looks 90% normal, but text is rendered illegibly like it has pixels missing, almost making latin characters look like an alien language. The opaque white terminal window becomes completely transparent leaving just a thin black border intact, which is draggable and resizable. But the GUI is useless.
2nd March 2012, 10:53 PM
the case I know of where you still get this is on systems which have native 3D drivers but that are blacklisted for Shell, like old Intel i8xx adapters. what we ideally want to happen in this case is that you get software rendering of Shell instead, but that's not been figured out yet, and instead you get the fallback mode. I suspect that's what's happening to you, though I don't know precisely which ATI cards are blacklisted, off the top of my head.
2nd March 2012, 10:57 PM
I propose that for LiveCD behavior, in the case of a blacklisted card and resulting fallback behavior, that the notification dialog be suppressed, if possible. Because it's not a great UX to see this sad face and failure as possibly the first encounter with Fedora.
5th March 2012, 09:37 PM
Here isn't the best place to 'propose' anything of that nature, as none of the developers really read the forums. It'd be better to propose that to the desktop mailing list, I'd say, or via a bug report.
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