Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Aug 2012 22:29 UTC
Gnome The future of GNOME - an interesting subject. GNOME 3 has been out and about for a while, and it hasn't exactly been a smashing success. One of the efforts to take GNOME to the next level is what the team refers to as GNOME OS - but in reality, it's a set of improvements to GNOME that are just as interesting to GNOME-the-desktop-environment.
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leech
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2006-01-10

For the record, I started a project at work on an OLD Pentium 2 with 256MB of RAM and a Geforce 5500 AGP card.

Debian Squeeze or the Wheezy alpha Netinst wouldn't work, so I had to install the base Lenny, upgrade to squeeze, then upgrade to Wheezy. Then I did mange to get Gnome-shell to launch.

While it did run (even with the full on shell, not the fall back) I could not get the nVidia driver to load. That version SHOULD work with the newer version of X.org in Wheezy (1.13 I think) but it gave a segmentation fault, and I haven't tried since. With the Nouveau driver, the fonts were partially corrupted. It was like it was trying to do font AA, but failed with Ss and Os.

I may start a blog about this...:D

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Pentium 2, 256 MiB RAM, Geforce 5500?? That's some frankenconfig...
(and I'm guessing the VRAM in that GFX card is as much as half of system RAM? Hm, IIRC there were some methods to use a part of large VRAM as general-purpose RAM... yeah, much slower than normal RAM, via AGP - but much faster than swap)

I mean, I have a Pentium 2 around here, 384 MiB RAM - but with Matrox G200 8 MiB.

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06



Edited 2012-08-11 23:04 UTC

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