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Gnome Shell hits SID!

Postby GeneC on Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:02 pm

NOTE:
This is only about updates for folks Tracking the "SID" (unstable) repository.
But that means it will be coming down to "Testing" before too long. :shock:

Todays' full DU

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade


Included the upgrade from Gnome 2.3 to Gnome 3, including the Shell.

BUT, Gnome Shell presently has a bug
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grave bugs of gnome-shell (-> 3.0.2-5) <unfixed>
 #619196 - dependency on libgjs4b no strict enough
Summary:
 gnome-shell(1 bug)


Calculating upgrade... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
evince
gnome-control-center
libnautilus-extension1
mint-meta-codecs
nautilus-actions
nautilus-gksu
nautilus-open-terminal
nautilus-share

The following NEW packages will be installed:

accountsservice gir1.2-gconf-2.0 gir1.2-gkbd-3.0 gir1.2-gnomebluetooth-1.0 gir1.2-mutter-3.0 gir1.2-networkmanager-1.0 gir1.2-panelapplet-4.0 gir1.2-polkit-1.0
gir1.2-telepathyglib-0.12 gir1.2-telepathylogger-0.2 gir1.2-totem-1.0 gir1.2-totem-plparser-1.0 gir1.2-upowerglib-1.0 gjs gnome-bluetooth gnome-icon-theme-symbolic
gnome-session-fallback gnome-shell gnome-themes-standard libaccountsservice0 libavahi-ui-gtk3-0 libdconf0 libgjs0b libglib2.0-bin libgnome-bluetooth8
libgnome-media-profiles-3.0-0 libgnomekbd7 libjs-jquery-ui libmozjs7d libmutter0 libnautilus-extension1a libpackagekit-glib2-14 libpanel-applet-4-0 libtelepathy-logger2
libtotem0 libyelp0 mutter-common xserver-xephyr yelp-xsl

The following packages will be upgraded:

apt apt-utils dictionaries-common evince-common file-roller gdm3 gnome-applets gnome-applets-data gnome-disk-utility gnome-media gnome-menus gnome-panel gnome-panel-data gnome-power-manager gnome-session gnome-session-bin gnome-session-common gnome-settings-daemon gnome-user-guide gthumb-data gvfs gvfs-backends gvfs-bin libgdu-gtk0 libglib2.0-0 libglib2.0-data libgnome-menu2 libgnomekbd-common nautilus nautilus-data nautilus-sendto python-gmenu totem totem-common totem-mozilla totem-plugins yelp

37 upgraded, 39 newly installed, 8 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 70.2 MB of archives.
After this operation, 35.6 MB disk space will be freed.
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I am running Gnome 3 in the "fallback mode" right now. I just did the upgrade and it would not boot into the "Shell".
Will leave it for today, and get back to it tomorrow.

More info is here. viewtopic.php?f=198&t=70230&start=280#p483457
Thought folks might be interested... :mrgreen:
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Re: Gnome Shell hits SID!

Postby zerozero on Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:33 pm

Tks for the heads-up Gene 8)
This means that october can be shell-month in testing :P interesting
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Re: Gnome Shell hits SID!

Postby GeneC on Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:45 pm

Hi "ZZ" :)

Been trying to get the shell working, but can only run in "fallback mode" right now.
Got to read through the GNOME 3 thread to see if I can figure out why.

But that's for tomorrow.

By coincidence, I had been running a new install of Oneiric today, and using the shell on it.
I like the shell, (after many tweaks) http://www.webupd8.org/2011/10/things-t ... buntu.html
Shows lots of promise...

but unity doesn't cut it. :roll:
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Re: Gnome Shell hits SID!

Postby zerozero on Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:56 pm

GeneC wrote:Hi "ZZ" :)

Been trying to get the shell working, but can only run in "fallback mode" right now.
Got to read through the GNOME 3 thread to see if I can figure out why.


i would say that not all the needed pkgs made it to sid, last time i tried the shell in LMDE, the list was huge viewtopic.php?f=201&t=65745&start=360#p471776 , so you have to wait (maybe a few days to have everything working :o )

GeneC wrote:By coincidence, I had been running a new install of Oneiric today, and using the shell on it.
<span>I like the shell, (after many tweaks) <a href="http://www.webupd8.org/2011/10/things-to-tweak-after-installing-ubuntu.html" class="smarterwiki-linkify">http://www.webupd8.org/2011/10/things-to-tweak-after-installing-ubuntu.html</a> </span>
Shows lots of promise...

but unity doesn't cut it. :roll:

my feeling exactly :lol: i installed oneiric a couple weeks ago (beta2) to give gnome3.2 a test-run and unity looks nice at first, but it's unusable :lol:
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Re: Gnome Shell hits SID!

Postby GeneC on Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:33 am

zerozero wrote:
GeneC wrote:Hi "ZZ" :)

Been trying to get the shell working, but can only run in "fallback mode" right now.
Got to read through the GNOME 3 thread to see if I can figure out why.


i would say that not all the needed pkgs made it to sid, last time i tried the shell in LMDE, the list was huge viewtopic.php?f=201&t=65745&start=360#p471776 , so you have to wait (maybe a few days to have everything working :o )


Guess I've got to be patient. :roll:
A few more updates this morning, but still cant boot into the shell.
I get that "very polite"
"OOPS! something went wrong, sending you back to login screen"...
At least it does not just crash like old Gnome.
Fallback mode is OK, but it sure is not the same as Gnome 2.3.
I downloaded the "Gnome Tweak Tool" and it works, and helps, but cant change panels in any way.

I'll post, if I can find a way to get into the "shell". :wink:
This should keep you and the other moderators busy when it hit testing in a few weeks.... :lol:
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Re: Gnome Shell hits SID!

Postby zerozero on Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:38 am

if the fallback-mode is fully functional (and may not) try hold the alt key+right clich over the panel, you should be able to add some of the applets and reach the conf dialog box
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Re: Gnome Shell hits SID!

Postby GeneC on Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:17 am

I guess its not fully functional yet, as this tip does not work for me.
I looked at the Configuration Editor and saw nothing to help.

Everything actually works fine. Compiz, Emerald, Nvidia, sound, fonts nice and clear.
Nautilus is compromised. No Nautilus-gksu (open as administrator).
No Nautilus-open-terminal (dependency issue).
Should be a busy day.. :wink:

EDIT:

I did find a way to edit panels and delete the bottom one.
But, I have to hold down the ALT key+ click BOTH right and left mouse buttons. ? :?: :lol:
This may be particular to my hardware, or might work for others..
I can ADD components to panel, but can't DELETE them.

Thanks 'zerozero' :wink:
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Re: Gnome Shell hits SID!

Postby zerozero on Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:22 am

GeneC wrote:Should be a busy day.. :wink:

have fun :lol: and keep us informed
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