Xenon
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Gnome 3.6

Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:26 am

Any GNOME 3.6 distros out there????

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Re: Gnome 3.6

Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:02 am

Xenon wrote:Any GNOME 3.6 distros out there????
Unlikely, and probably not worth even trying. Raspbian may have Gnome 3.4 available (I haven't checked), but as Gnome 3 relies very heavily on either a compatible full hardware accelerated video driver, or as a fall-back, a seriously CPU intensive software driven video driver - neither of which are available for the Pi and lots of memory - if it could even be got to work, it would be at a crawl.

I can't even run a full Gnome 3 system on my P4 1.6GHz system with a slightly old video card.

Gnome 3 seems to be designed to use only the latest PC hardware where the cooling fan on the graphics card uses more power than the Pi does in total ;)

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