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Posted: Sun May 29, 2011 9:23 am
Hi all . I have a question. I installed mint 11.
it comes with gnome 2. My question:
In ubuntu 11.04 you can download it with a PPA. I know its buggy and BETA. Is there any other way to install gnome 3 in mint 11 where it is stable.
Posted: Sun May 29, 2011 10:55 am
b.stefan wrote: I know its buggy and BETA. Is there any other way to install gnome 3 in mint 11 where it is stable
Isn't this a contradiction of terms?
Posted: Sun May 29, 2011 11:05 am
I was able to get it stable enough to be quite usable.
Don't care for it much thou.
Trick was mostly just updates and theming it out.
99% of it was getting it fully updated.
http://news.softpedia.com/news/How-to-I ... 4085.shtml
Thats just the start.
packages will need removed and others added.
While back we looked at gnome3 as a possibility for a distro release, proved to be waste of time.
If your going to go down this road, lot of reading will be needed. Ton of research to get it right.
Have a look at UE OZ link in my sig and use the search feature.
Posted: Sun May 29, 2011 11:29 am
I installed the Gnome 3 ppa over an install of Mint 11, played around with it for two days, and went back to the Gnome 2.32 desktop.
There were a number of problems I had trying to do this conversion, and even when I thought I had it all sorted I had inconsistencies that I did not experience running Fedora 15, which comes with Gnome 3 as it's default set-up. Not really surprising, since everything there is natively built to run with GTK 3 and all the underlying libraries, the ppa seems to be a bolt-on, Frankenstein's monster approach.
You can give it a shot, systems and hardware differ and all that, but I didn't find it worthwhile, and will wait for Mint to be officially released with Gnome 3 instead of tinkering again.
Posted: Tue May 31, 2011 11:22 pm
For me the experience has been pretty good, I've been using Gnome 3/Shell for the past few days and I'm loving it.
The extensions feature is a great new tool for development by 3rd parties and individuals.
Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:05 pm
After a fresh installation of LM11, I added Gnome 3 from ppa. Now I have Gnome 3(Fallback session) & the following issues:
- eog editor is so slow(system use nouveau graphic driver). EOG is not a slow with a small images,
but is extremely slow with large images (i see broken images)
- Gnome System Monitor work very well but need 2-5 sec to exit(which is not a case in Gnome 2.3)
- Mint application 'Desktop Settings' seem to have no effect on the Gnome 3
- Exit and logout(mintMenu) buttons not work
Does anyone have the following problems?