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OpenBSD 5.1 includes Gnome 3.2.1 (fallback mode)

Discussion in 'GNOME' started by pacija, May 3, 2012.

  1. pacija

    pacija New Member

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    I was quite surprised when I read that the latest OpenBSD release (5.1) includes fallback mode of Gnome 3.2.1.

    Any comments?
     
  2. kpedersen

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    AFAIK, the fallback mode only limitation is purely because of a technical issue in OpenBSD. (Something to do with the Mesa support).

    Once it has been worked out, I am quite certain that OpenBSD users will be subject to the same Gnome 3 torture as most other Open-source fans.
     
  3. pacija

    pacija New Member

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    Tried to give it a spin in Virtualbox. Gdm is not available through packages, marked as broken in ports.
     
  4. curtisk

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    I've just installed OpenBSD with gnome and it chose gnome3 because I didn't specify what version to install, as normally I get gnome 2 but any way this fallback mode is awful and as pacija wrotes GDM doesn't work.
     
  5. malco_2001

    malco_2001 New Member

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    OpenBSD 5.2 beta includes Gnome 3.4. Gnome Shell works. No GDM though.
     
  6. baot

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    OpenBSD has GNOME 3 but we still don't, that's hard to believe..
     
  7. ChalkBored

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    I consider it a feature.
     
  8. freemason

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    They also have SWITCHABLE BACKLIGHT !!!
    And some hibernation support...
     
  9. graudeejs

    graudeejs Well-Known Member

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    That made my day


    To the rest:
    Shut up and hack (OpenBSD style) (J/K)
     
  10. break19

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    *sings hackers codin' in da HOUSE tonight... all programmers gonna have a good time.. my codin' skills gon' make you LOOOSE yo mind... *
     
  11. fender0107401

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    GNOME 3 is so suck!

    In my opinion, GNOME 3 is so suck! I run FreeBSD as my personal server, but Debian as my desktop. Recently, I have tried GNOME 3 with Debian testing and that is so ugly! I have decided to run Xfce. In other words, I think I will not run GNOME anymore.
     
  12. darcsis

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    actually we have experimental ports for GNOME 3.x, which I have been running for months. The ports are NOT very stable, which, I guess, might be the reason they have not found the way into the official ports collection.

    If you want to give it a try, go to marcuscom.com for the ports.
     
  13. prp-e

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    I tried GNOME 3.2 on OpenBSD 5.1 and it's not stable (full of crashes :D) . Also OpenBSD kernel doesn't support 3D acceleration :) GNOME Shell doesn't work on OpenBSD
     
  14. malco_2001

    malco_2001 New Member

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    Gnome shell does work on OpenBSD 5.2 beta. Not 5.1. I have also been running the version from marcuscom ports. I've been looking at that for a while. As shown in my screen shot here and my original post at the beginning of the thread.
    http://forums.pcbsd.org/showthread.php?t=14811&page=2
    It is getting there... It's just not a quick to install pkg like it is on openbsd 5.2 beta (for intel video at least). I can't say the same for nVidia users because their are no nvidia drivers for OpenBSD. That said I really don't OpenBSD nearly as much as FreeBSD due to a lack of other features and file system structure but it's not bad. Also I can totally understand the dislike of gnome 3 interface. Although I personally like the interface. I don't like the fact they gave no help by just porting it to the BSD's themselves and stuck to Linux. Which I also don't really like as much for a lot of the same reasons as OpenBSD. In contrast KDE 4 is less enjoyable for me but I respect them for committing to FreeBSD so well.
     
  15. prp-e

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    GDM isn't available in OpenBSD ports :D
     
  16. alie

    alie Member

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    Agreed, i don't like their design especially the title bar... its looks big occupied some space for useless empty title bar...