Originally Posted by pjhacnau
Title says it all really.
With Fedora 14 I was able to run GNOME 3 preview. When I upgraded to F15, I now get a message saying GNOME 3 won't start and I get dropped into fallback mode.
The machine is fairly old:
- Athlon XP 2500+
- 2GB Mem
- Radeon 9250 (driver R200 (RV280 5960) TCL DRI2)
I'm assuming some GFX driver change between F14 and F15 is the culprit. Help appreciated.
Well, after some further digging on the forums I found this thread
So using knowledge gleaned from there,
glxinfo | grep render
direct rendering: Yes
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI R200 (RV280 5960) TCL DRI2
manually has things running fine.
So why won't that happen at login? Suggestions?
---------- Post added at 12:08 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:15 AM ----------
Well I got my answer by running GNOME shell . . . corrupted fonts on mouse-over, corrupted icons in the activity screen, and finally crashing.
So I'm guessing my card, too, is marked as "doesn't work".
Oh well, fallback for the time being.