View Full Version : F17 beta, GeForce FX5200 and g.s. fallback
28th April 2012, 02:01 PM
Hi all, last week I installed the Fedora 17 beta. All went good except for a partition problem (there should be a bug).
Now I've no gnome shell: only fallback. Can I hope to re-see it in the next days when the problem will be resolved or my Geforce FX 5200 that worked fine in F16 will not more supported? Should I report a bug in Bugzilla for this problem?
Thanks, developers & others (QA, moderator, free FSF supporters, etc),
28th April 2012, 02:07 PM
There's a bug in nouveau that makes a total mess out of Gnome Shell. Until that one is ironed out, we're stuck in fallback mode. I've un-blacklisted it manually ... and the results ain't pretty.
28th April 2012, 02:14 PM
Thanks for quick replay: So i will wait for nouveau upstream corrections.
29th April 2012, 03:45 PM
I was just about to load the Beta, and saw this thread, I've a GT520 card in mine, Is this problem across all Nvidia cards, If so I'll hang fire a Bit until that bug is cleared.
30th April 2012, 03:07 AM
No, the problem is just with the older NV3x series cards. That is the older Geforce FX and Geforce 6000 series. Newer cards aren't affected by that issue.
19th May 2012, 06:29 PM
Using the suggestions in comment #94 of bug #745202 (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=745202#c94) I get a gnome shell experience, (though exremely slow: I must buy a new PC).
19th May 2012, 06:32 PM
(though exremely slow: I must buy a new PC)
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