Gnome and Ubuntu 12.04 beta
phb at hbsys.plus.com
Sat Apr 21 10:23:00 UTC 2012
On 21/04/12 03:49, NoOp wrote:
> On 04/14/2012 02:19 PM, Peter Hillier-Brook wrote:
>> I hope someone can help me overcome a mental block. I installed Ubuntu
>> 12.04 beta 2 in a VM so that I can evaluate the user interface of Gnome
>> 3.4. Synaptic shows that it is installed on my system, but I've no idea
>> how to invoke it. The only options I'm offered at login are Ubuntu
>> (Unity) and Ubuntu 2D, presumably also Unity 2D.
> If you actually want it to work, I recommend VMWare Player instead of
> VBox. I have 12.04 running on the same host; VMWare Player correctly
> does proper 3D (Unity and GNOME), VBox does not. Doesn't matter how many
> times that I reinstall/reconfigure VBox, it still does not work in 3D.
> And if I actually turn on the 3D display in Vbox, I don't even get a top
> Same host/system - plus that same system has boot partitions to 12.04
> & 11.04, and both work just fine, so it's not a hardware issue.
I looked at VMWare and decided that it is not for me. I think it was the
Ts and Cs, however that's not the problem. Looking through Synaptic I
note that large lumps of GNOME are still at 3.2, despite the desktop
being at 3.4.
I've now installed Fedora-17 beta in a VM (VBox) and I'm happily
evaluating GNOME 3.4 in all its glory. Brief first impression is that
this is what Unity could have been, but then why create Unity in the
PS I have no problems with 3D under VBox, but I am using the "real"
thing from Oracle, not the rebuilt version in the Ubuntu repositories.
Maybe that's what is causing your problem?
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