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    GNOME2 for Woody
    Submitted by robster on Wednesday, July 24, 2002 – 15:29
    GNOMEGustavo Noronha Silva (aka kov) has backported the experimental GNOME2 packages for Woody. The apropriate sources.list line is

    deb http://people.debian.org/~kov/debian woody gnome2

    Use these packages at your own risk, however kov is happy to solicit email from users of these packages. Lots of screenshots below (links to larger versions).

    Robster showing off the fancy gdm2 greeter in xnest:

    The new GNOME system monitor shows off

    More GNOME2 coolness

    Kov has some screenshots in his post to the list (warning: klecker is slow!!!)

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    Subject: probably not, but who knows…
    Author: hobbes
    Date: Thursday, 2002/07/25 – 09:49
    I have never had any problem with the graphic card since I put it in that box. It has been rock solid and fast with everything I have thrown at it, including GL programms,…

    Now I use X 4.1, which is not rummored to be particularly unstable, and as I said I have absolutely no problem with it… Except the nautilus2 lockups.

    I would be willing to try to find the root of that problem if there was an easy way to upgrade to gnome2, test, than downgrade to gnome1 if things remain flaky. But for now the downgrade path is all but automatic (to say the least 🙂 so I have no time to try.

    Anyway thanks for your work. Just missing a downgrade path (or a fix for my problem)

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    Subject: this might help ?
    Author: tomun
    Date: Thursday, 2002/07/25 – 13:19
    I just noticed this thread that may help you find the problem.


    In short there is a problem with using a font server in multihead mode and there are some acceleration options you can turn off in X.

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    Subject: Try using the garnome build
    Author: jc_private@jabber.org
    Date: Thursday, 2002/07/25 – 11:00
    Using garnome would benifit you in two ways.

    1. It would allow you to switch between 1.4 and 2 just by loging out/in

    2. It would tell you if is a generic problem with nautilus or a problem with the debian builds.

    It also may be worth trying it under X4.2 to rule out a driver issue.



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