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    Default Trying The Unity 8 Desktop Session On Ubuntu 14.04

    Phoronix: Trying The Unity 8 Desktop Session On Ubuntu 14.04

    Besides running benchmarks this weekend on the ASUS UX301LA with Linux and Windows, I've also been running some desktop environment tests of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTYyNTQ

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    Well... yeah, the edges don't work on the desktop yet, only for phones and tablets. :P

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    mir session worked? on my 3 setups (nouveau, radeon r300g and intel 945) it didnt
    whats more it screwed up my login on the nouveau when removing the packages, so i cant go back anymore

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakubo View Post
    mir session worked? on my 3 setups (nouveau, radeon r300g and intel 945) it didnt
    whats more it screwed up my login on the nouveau when removing the packages, so i cant go back anymore
    I've been trying the mir session on daily live images of Trusty several times and only once I had a working Unity 8. This is really a tech preview and I wouldn't install it on a machine that you need to be working.

    When that happened it looked like the one presented on Nexus 10 tablets. I had mouse input but the cursor was invisible. It was running in fullscreen and I had no problems with swiping. I managed to blindly launch webbrowser-app and system settings which opened in sidestage. The things that worked were very fluent. Like swiping beetwen the lenses and getting the launcher to show. Only swiping the indicators were somewhat laggy.

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    So the unity 8 preview is just the small phone UI in the top left corner of the screen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackout23 View Post
    So the unity 8 preview is just the small phone UI in the top left corner of the screen?
    nop, its tablet UI.
    on 2 of my machines with AMD open soucer drivers it works great, on my machine with Nvidia plus nouveau it sucks.
    im guessing theres some bug with nouveau, but the driver itself is a complete mess :P

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