[SOLVED] Running Gnome 2 In Debian Wheezy but would like ability to run Gnome 3
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Distribution: Debian Wheezy, Jessie, Sid/Experimental, playing with LFS.
First you are not running Gnome 2 in Debian Wheezy. You are either running Gnome 3 fallback or MATE. Unless you installed MATE yourself or someone did it for you you are not running MATE so it stands to reason you are running Gnome 3 in fallback mode.
Second, it would be extremely helpful if you gave us information about your machine. Things like gpu (if it has one what is it), cpu, motherboard, RAM, etc etc etc. Gnome 3 will not run easily, if at all, on older hardware and Gnome will revert back to fallback mode (looks like, but is not, the old Gnome 2).
Which drivers have you installed and how did you do that?
Driver: NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-260.19.29.run got at the source http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux-d...29-driver.html
-Installed when on Gnome 3 my screen was blinking, I stopped xwindows, entered command line to install drivers, every second screen blinked and got message
[drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0 : no native mode, forcing panel scaling
(it appears driver conflicts were causing the errors and the blinking) nonetheless the driver ran (while the computer spit error messages in the driver text output) and it modified a .conf file (caught that between blinks). The result: on reboot the sreen stopped blinking and I got a clean/clear fallback to Gnome 2 ... it won't go back to Gnome 3 when I change the desktops between Gnome and Classic Gnome when logging in.
I will continue this in a second post detailing my system specs coming shortly, hopefully.
it would be extremely helpful if you gave us information about your machine
ok, here you go:
Things like gpu (if it has one what is it)
GeForce 9800 GT Graphics card has GPU brand Nvidia GPU name G92 with 1 GB GDDR3 , note: my Core i5-2500k has Intel HD Graphics 3000
as mentioned: a nice Intel Core i5-2500k , quadcore 3.3 Ghz, 6 MB cache, unlocked cpu
a lovely Gigabyte z68x-UD4-B3
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 16 GB
etc etc etc.
an old DVD drive taken out of an old HP Pavillion that wouldn't turn on, a Black Widow 850 W power supply, oh, and a fresh 1 TB WD Green Internal Desktop HDD, and a Toshiba TV for a monitor.
I put almost the whole thing together myself and I'm not done with it ... it is a work in progress.
Last edited by DavidLee1A; 06-13-2013 at 11:33 PM.
The driver from the Nvidia page is newer, the driver from Debian's repository is tested and packaged for your OS. I would go for the latter, since I doubt that there were serious improvements for this quite old card in the newer driver.