Tag Archive | Gnome

Tumbleweed, Gnome and Wayland

Recently, openSUSE Tumbleweed updated Gnome to version 3.24.  So I decided to give it a test.  And I ran into some “problems”.  This post will discuss those problems.

Gnome under Wayland

My oldest Tumbleweed system was installed in November 2014.  And that’s where I first tested Gnome.  At the time, I was using “sddm” for logins.  Selecting “Gnome” on the login menu gave me a Gnome session running under X11.  This was as expected.  There was also a menu item for “Gnome-Wayland”.  Selecting that gave me Gnome running under Wayland for managing the graphics.

I later switched to using “gdm” as login manager.  And, with “gdm”, selecting “Gnome” gave me a Wayland session.

Next, I tried on my laptop.  Tumbleweed was installed there on March 14 this year.  I was already configured to use “gdm” for logins there.  But, try as I did, I was unable to get a Wayland session for Gnome.

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Leap 42.1 after one week

In my previous post, I described my experience in downloading and installing opensuse Leap 42.1 Milestone 1.  That was a week ago.  I’ve booted Leap every day since then.  So it’s time to add to my previous report.

Overall, Leap 42.1 appears to run well.  I have seen relatively few bug reports, and not too  many problems mentioned on the forum.  I take that as a good sign.

That booting problem

In my prior post, I did mention that Leap would not boot.  And I described a workaround that I used to get past that.  I have since reported that problem as bug 939411.  It turns out that this is essentially the same problem as I had previously reported for Tumbleweed, as bug 911319.  Apparently the fix for that had not been backported to the SuSE enterprise system on which Leap is based.

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Opensuse 13.1M2 live USB

I had some interesting results when I tried running 13.1 Milestone 2 from a live USB.  This happened around 10 days ago, and I was busy reporting bugs so I didn’t think to post about it.  I’m correcting that oversight now.

I already had installed 13.1M2 from the DVD image on USB, as mentioned in an earlier post.  There were a couple of things I wanted to check on other machines, so I decided to use the live Gnome iso on a USB.  I installed the iso using the command

# dd_rescue -A openSUSE-Factory-GNOME-Live-Build0504-x86_64.iso /dev/sdf

where “/dev/sdf” is the device for the USB that I was using.  That went smoothly enough.  And then I tried to boot from it. Read More…

Gnome 3.8 – a brief review

I currently have installed both Gnome 3.8.1 (as part of the pre-release opensuse 13.1M1 system), and 3.8.2 (as part of opensuse Tumbleweed).  I am not noticing a lot of difference between 3.8.1 and 3.8.2, so I’ll just refer to both as 3.8.

I have been clear that I am a KDE user, not a Gnome user.  So this review won’t get into the details that only a regular Gnome user would notice. Read More…

Notes on KDE and Gnome

A few days ago, KDE was updated to version 4.10.2 on opensuse 12.3.  And yesterday, Tumbleweed (which I have on one computer) updated Gnome to version 3.8.  So here are a few notes on those desktop environments.

KDE 4.10.2

I’ll start with KDE.  This is the desktop that I mainly use.

Not much has changed.  With a few minor exceptions, everything seems to be as before (when I was running 4.10.00).

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