Re: gnome shell compatible vga cards

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On 02/14/2011 11:27 AM, Adam Williamson wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-02-14 at 11:15 -0500, Clyde E. Kunkel wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>> I am wondering if:
>> 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV630 [Radeon HD
>> 2600 Series]
>>
>> is acceptable for the new gnome shell?  It seems to work sometimes, and
>> at other times not.  For example, it was working in rawhide (I could get
>> a shell, anyway), but now it does not work, nor has it ever worked in
>> F15Alpha TC1.
>>
>> Is there a "better" vga card for the shell in the radeon series?  Is
>> there an utility that can be run to check if the VGA card is supported
>> in gnome 3.
>
> It should work; if it doesn't, that's a bug. File it against
> xorg-x11-drv-ati. I should probably set up a tracker for 'Shell doesn't
> work' bugs. What happens when it fails? Do you get the fallback mode, or
> an uglier failure?

Usually fall back in rawhide.  In F15Alpha tc1, mutter falls over. 
There is already a bz for the mutter failure.  Will test more after 
todays branched-report updates.

Thanks for the reply.

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OldFart

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