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  • #31
    Originally posted by moilami View Post
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    Gnome Shell worked great with Intel Graphics in Gnome 3.0.
    The Radeon driver for my Radeon HD 3200 IGP works also great with Gnome 3.x

    If anyone thinks the application search is slow in Gnome Shell (it is indeed delayed sometimes in versions <=3.4), should give version 3.6 a try.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by moilami View Post
      Who said so? With libre radeon driver you don't have any 3D acceleration because of the missing binary blob (firmware).
      Which binary blob (firmware) do you refer inside libre radeon driver?
      According to xorg-x11-drv-ati package, it contains:
      /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/ati_drv.so
      /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/radeon_drv.so
      /usr/share/man/man4/ati.4.gz
      /usr/share/man/man4/radeon.4.gz

      I am currently using a E-350 powered laptop on Fedora 18 with 3D support out-of-box. Having participed to Fedora Test Day for Radeon driver,
      I can run decent 3D applications without a problem.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by finalzone View Post
        Which binary blob (firmware) do you refer inside libre radeon driver?
        According to xorg-x11-drv-ati package, it contains:
        /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/ati_drv.so
        /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/radeon_drv.so
        /usr/share/man/man4/ati.4.gz
        /usr/share/man/man4/radeon.4.gz

        I am currently using a E-350 powered laptop on Fedora 18 with 3D support out-of-box. Having participed to Fedora Test Day for Radeon driver,
        I can run decent 3D applications without a problem.
        He means the firmware loaded by the kernel module (radeon) in /lib/firmware/radeon such as "R520_cp.bin". They are needed to get 3D acceleration.

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        • #34
          if you have a old laptop with first generation radeon's or any gpu without a proper driver really


          you are going to have to run openbox or fluxbox or lxde

          so what's really the point complaining about this?

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          • #35
            Hi, this's my first post :-P

            I've the radeon driver in a debian testin gnome 3.4 with Gallium 0.4 on AMD CEDAR
            with glxinfo i have:
            $ glxinfo
            name of display: :0
            display: :0 screen: 0
            direct rendering: Yes
            server glx vendor string: SGI
            server glx version string: 1.4
            ...

            videocard:
            $ lspci |grep AMD
            02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Manhattan [Mobility Radeon HD 5400 Series]

            so supposedly i've 3D and gnome shell works perfectly except few blue flashes ?
            Other thing is with games but i don't care because i don't want to use the private driver.

            Go Gnome !

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            • #36
              If any distro still feels they need to supply a fallback de they should package a light weight de such as lxde along with Gnome 3. Why expect Gnome to maintain a panel, and whatever else is involved, when there are a number of perfectly good light weight desktop environments focused on that kind of thing.

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