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Old 03-09-2011, 01:47 PM   #1
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Gnome Shell installed via Fedora Repo's doesn't have Dash


Title says it all, really. I've installed Gnome Shell from Fedora's repos, but it doesn't include the all-important Dash. I think Dash is a great feature that I've seen in screenshots and even experienced on the Fedora 15 Live Alpha, and I'd like to get it working in 14.

Any suggestions?
 
Old 03-09-2011, 02:11 PM   #2
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Can you explain more by "doesn't have dash?" Normally you would go to system, preferences, desktop effects, and select Gnome Shell. You can also do it from the command line by running the following:
Code:
gnome-shell --replace
One last thing, how did you install it? You should just be able to install via yum like so:
Code:
yum install gnome-shell
It should also install gjs and mutter as dependencies.

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Josh
 
Old 03-09-2011, 03:11 PM   #3
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Hi Josh

I did install Gnome Shell in that manner (although I used Packagekit), and I used both gnome-shell --replace and the option in Desktop Effects.

I'm beginning to think it might just be an error in Fedora's implementation or just an outdated package, but I just don't know.
 
Old 03-09-2011, 03:38 PM   #4
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Can you explain what you mean by not having the dash exactly?
 
Old 03-09-2011, 03:45 PM   #5
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Certainly.

The Overview feature looks a lot like the first picture here http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/gnome-shell.html

where it should look like the overview in this site. http://www.gnome3.org/

this suggests to me that the version of GNOME shell in Fedora's repositories is out of date.
 
Old 03-09-2011, 03:51 PM   #6
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I'm going to have to give a call out to someone else; I can't view those links at work... Sorry man.
 
Old 03-09-2011, 03:55 PM   #7
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no problem; basically, I burned a copy of Fedora 15 and it's version of Gnome Shell was consistent with the screenshots present on gnome.org and other places on the web. Fedora 14's version is not, it seems to be far behind, or I have misconfigured it or something.
 
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Oh ok. If anything, fully clean out gnome shell out of Fedora 14 and reinstall just to verify one more time. Or, just configure manually:

http://live.gnome.org/GnomeShell#Building

Cheers,

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Old 03-10-2011, 07:14 AM   #9
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Just a quick update:

I have been unable to build GNOME shell myself, and reinstalling it from the repositories has still deprived me of the Dash; however, I have noticed that the same functionality is present in the large sidepane that is present, so we could mark this solved, although we didn't find an answer.
 
Old 03-10-2011, 10:01 AM   #10
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In a serious blunder, I forgot to even check the version of GNOME Shell in Fedora's repository; it's 2.32 something, whereas the latest version is something like 2.92. building it from scratch was halted by a lack of a jhbuildrc file, the configuration of which must be done manually, and that is beyond my knowledge.
 
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Originally Posted by joker_dk View Post
In a serious blunder, I forgot to even check the version of GNOME Shell in Fedora's repository; it's 2.32 something, whereas the latest version is something like 2.92. building it from scratch was halted by a lack of a jhbuildrc file, the configuration of which must be done manually, and that is beyond my knowledge.
Oh ok. I just remembered one thing - did you try installing from the testing repos? An updated version might be in there.
Code:
yum install *gnome-shell* --enablerepo=*test*
 
Old 03-10-2011, 10:42 AM   #12
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I hadn't thought of that in any way, but after trying it i get this
Code:
No package gnome-shell-build-setup.sh available.
No package gnome-shell-F14.repo available.
Error: Nothing to do
 
Old 03-10-2011, 10:53 AM   #13
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Where you are doing that from, do you have files in that directory? Most likely you do. Escape to a directory that has nothing in it and try again.
 
Old 03-10-2011, 11:08 AM   #14
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No dice. Making an empty directory and switching to it helped, but it returned saying 2.31.5-7 was the latest version. looks like I'll just wait until April for GNOME 3 or May for Fedora 15.
 
Old 03-10-2011, 11:22 AM   #15
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Damn, that sucks man. Are you sure it's not something small and simple on your end?
 
  


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