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#26 2013-03-29 07:53:10

arash-m
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Re: It is possible to install Gnome 3.x?

Arch maintainers used to be faster. I remember having unstable Gnome on Arch a month before it's release, but now even after it's actual release, the gnome-unstable is not complete. While packages like gnome-shell, gdm,... are available in gnome FTP, they're not yet packaged in Arch.
Seems that we have to use JHBuild to be on the edge smile

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#27 2013-03-29 08:09:08

bjo
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Re: It is possible to install Gnome 3.x?

Yep, I rember there were betas and releaase candidates in gnome-unstable in times of 3.6

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#28 2013-03-29 08:24:32

derhamster
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Re: It is possible to install Gnome 3.x?

You sound like gnome is some random little program. that just got another minor release. Give the maintainer(s) some time

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#29 2013-03-29 08:29:24

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Re: It is possible to install Gnome 3.x?

Yeah looks like it's time for you guys to spam the mailing lists with hurry-up requests.

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#30 2013-03-29 08:29:49

bjo
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Re: It is possible to install Gnome 3.x?

Sorry, this wasn't meant as a complaint.

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#31 2013-03-29 09:08:57

arash-m
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Re: It is possible to install Gnome 3.x?

This is a forum. I say my opinion you say yours. What I said wasn't a complaint. I know maintainers are human and have life for themselves and I know being on edge does have a cost and thats why I said we need to use JHBuild. Some guys here are just trying to show themselves pro with marking others as 'hilarious' and 'spammer'.

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#32 2013-03-31 11:07:31

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Re: It is possible to install Gnome 3.x?

I just upgraded to gnome 3.8 from gnome-unstable repository. I haven't notice any bug yet. At first GDM started a little late and screen turned into black once that made me think sth is going wrong, but it started after all and I successfully logged in to gnome shell.

- Nautilus is faster now, no delay in changing directories (that made me really happy).
- There is no delay while changing keyboard layouts anymore apparently It does have delay again while changing layouts, and it's not possible to set Alt+Shift for changing layout in gnome control center (the default is "super + space") and we have to use gnome-tweak-tool for that again. which is not cool.
- Except "User Themes", "Drop Down Terminal", "Window Navigator", "Text Translator" all other extensions I have are outdated and not working but there are more working extension in gnome site, like system monitor, etc.
- Also there were several visual problems with GTK and Shell themes I had. So I changed them to defaults (Adwaita).

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#33 2013-03-31 13:39:14

Boogie
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Re: It is possible to install Gnome 3.x?

#32 I just updated aswell and it looks good.

But libtracker seems to cause 100 cpu for quite some time.

Edit: A temp workaround is to disable it at startup: gnome-session-properties -> uncheck trackerstore

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#34 2013-03-31 14:43:28

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Re: It is possible to install Gnome 3.x?

JGC wrote:

Installing anything from gnome-unstable right now is suicide. The packages are far from complete and there have been soname bumps in at least clutter, gnome-desktop and evolution-data-server that haven't been covered so far.

You have to build Pango 1.34.0, with Fontconfig 2.10.91 (or later).

gnome-3.8.0.tar.xz:
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B579uPv … sp=sharing

gnome-3.8.0.sha256sum:
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B579uPv … sp=sharing

It works great, no problems.

Tested on x86_64 only.

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#35 2013-03-31 16:46:16

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Re: It is possible to install Gnome 3.x?

I tried pango-git from AUR and its broken. FTBS.

How did you build?


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#36 2013-03-31 17:04:01

aiguofer
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Re: It is possible to install Gnome 3.x?

Hmm, arash and boogie how did you guys do it?

I tried upgrading but it froze on a blank screen trying to load gdm.  I checked /var/logs but found no useful feedback, so I just downgraded back to 3.6.

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#37 2013-03-31 17:05:53

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Re: It is possible to install Gnome 3.x?

The blank screen is due to the broken pango. If you rebuid it, it might work. I 'm on Fedora rawhide can suggest more though!


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#38 2013-03-31 17:19:10

pushakk
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Re: It is possible to install Gnome 3.x?

Hi, I`m running shell 3.8 from unstable and I haven't rebuild pango and it' s running fine

local/pango 1.32.5-1
local/gnome-shell 3.8.0.1-1 (gnome)

aiguofer: try disable all extensions and then upgrade. Anyway look in .cache/gdm/session.log

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#39 2013-03-31 18:22:16

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Re: It is possible to install Gnome 3.x?

I also get a black screen with gdm, even tho i have pango 1.34 and fontconfig 2.10.92

But running gnome-session works. Kind of. All works, except that i have an invisible mouse cursor smile

Last edited by Rasi (2013-03-31 18:37:01)


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#40 2013-03-31 18:41:23

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Re: It is possible to install Gnome 3.x?

Has anyone found the Gnome Classic session that should be provided by 3.8? GDM doesn't offer one for me sad

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#41 2013-03-31 18:42:27

Rasi
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Re: It is possible to install Gnome 3.x?

luppi wrote:

Has anyone found the Gnome Classic session that should be provided by 3.8? GDM doesn't offer one for me sad

alt+f2 gnome-shell -r - -mode=classic

so much for the theory, because it doesnt work smile

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#42 2013-03-31 18:44:23

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Re: It is possible to install Gnome 3.x?

Working fine here. After upgrade it didn't start, then I noticed some packages where not up to date, turns out the mirror I was using didn't have all the packages.
I miss the extensions, but is worth the upgrade for me.

Edit: Ok, when I try to edit gnome-terminal profile all gnome-terminal instances crash. Is not a deal breaker anyway.

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#43 2013-03-31 18:53:28

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Re: It is possible to install Gnome 3.x?

Rasi wrote:
luppi wrote:

Has anyone found the Gnome Classic session that should be provided by 3.8? GDM doesn't offer one for me sad

alt+f2 gnome-shell -r - -mode=classic

so much for the theory, because it doesnt work smile

It also does work for me. Thank you!

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#44 2013-03-31 18:57:42

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Re: It is possible to install Gnome 3.x?

what the... it doesnt here. it simply restarts gnome-shell, but no classic extensions


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#45 2013-03-31 19:03:04

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Re: It is possible to install Gnome 3.x?

hirs wrote:

Working fine here. After upgrade it didn't start, then I noticed some packages where not up to date, turns out the mirror I was using didn't have all the packages.
I miss the extensions, but is worth the upgrade for me.

Edit: Ok, when I try to edit gnome-terminal profile all gnome-terminal instances crash. Is not a deal breaker anyway.

confirmed


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#46 2013-03-31 19:04:51

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Re: It is possible to install Gnome 3.x?

Tried this on two machines now, and it runs on both.   No major problems so far, but I've noticed that my GPU card runs hotter (annoying fan on more..) than before...especially when using epiphany...

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#47 2013-03-31 19:31:39

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Re: It is possible to install Gnome 3.x?

hmm so I wasn't able to get gdm to work, so I just dropped it for slim and it's working fine now.  When I have more time I'll look into gdm.

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#48 2013-03-31 20:06:22

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Re: It is possible to install Gnome 3.x?

Does anyone else have gdm throwing gobject errors at them? I couldn't even get it to start.

Edit: Had an outdated glib2. Fixed by building from the source above big_smile

Edit2: Actually on second thought can you guys tell us what repos you're using to have a fully functional gnome 3.8 desktop?

Last edited by Sphaerophoria (2013-03-31 20:40:44)

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#49 2013-03-31 21:22:57

kjell
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Re: It is possible to install Gnome 3.x?

Sphaerophoria wrote:

Does anyone else have gdm throwing gobject errors at them? I couldn't even get it to start.

Edit: Had an outdated glib2. Fixed by building from the source above big_smile

Edit2: Actually on second thought can you guys tell us what repos you're using to have a fully functional gnome 3.8 desktop?

everything is in gnome-unstable

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#50 2013-03-31 22:01:29

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Re: It is possible to install Gnome 3.x?

Rasi wrote:
luppi wrote:

Has anyone found the Gnome Classic session that should be provided by 3.8? GDM doesn't offer one for me sad

alt+f2 gnome-shell -r - -mode=classic

so much for the theory, because it doesnt work smile

After a bit of investigating, i found out on the Gnome irc that you need gnome-shell-extensions installed to get classic mode working.

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