The officially official Devuan Forum!

You are not logged in.

#1 2022-04-04 10:42:12

mobin2008
Member
Registered: 2022-04-04
Posts: 3  

"extremely serious problems" with Gnome 42

Hello. I decided a few days ago to have an unstable devuan with my Artix Linux.
I installed stable devuan and then upgraded it to unstable.
Finally, I installed gnome with the following command:

sudo apt install task-gnome-desktop

But unfortunately devuan, led to one of my worst experiences of gnome!
The administrators of this distribution have decided to put gnome 42 in "unstable" repositories, but unfortunately gnome 42 is practically unusable and has extremely serious problems!
What do I mean by "extremely serious problems"?
I mean:
In GNOME (WAYLAND)
1- firefox and vlc do not open! (Also on the command line, do not show any error :/)
2- In general, any program that works with X11 will not open!
3- glxinfo does not respond :/
4- eglinfo does not respond when it tries to display information about "X11 platform" :/

In Gnome (Xorg)
1- The screen turns yellow, so much so that it is practically impossible to view the contents of the screen!

All this while I was with Artix Linux & GNOME 41, everything worked fine
Also, to be sure, I installed KDE Plasma on this devuan and everything works fine.
Finally, I asked someone else to try GNOME in devuan, which had similar results to mine.

My system information:
AMD Ryzen 5 3500x
NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1650 (nouveau NV167)
Devuan ceres (+OpenRC)

Last edited by mobin2008 (2022-04-04 10:42:54)

Offline

#2 2022-04-04 10:59:14

Head_on_a_Stick
Member
From: London
Registered: 2019-03-24
Posts: 2,386  

Re: "extremely serious problems" with Gnome 42

Have you tried the modesetting DDX driver instead of nouveau? Or perhaps try the blob if you're feeling dirty.

Are all of the desktop components upgraded to version 42 in ceres? Even Arch only has that in [testing] at the moment, which is working fine for me (AMD iGPU): https://dev1galaxy.org/viewtopic.php?pid=35500#p35500

Last edited by Head_on_a_Stick (2022-04-04 10:59:45)


To obtain a root shell use su -. Using just su will result in "command not found" messages.

Offline

#3 2022-04-04 11:07:50

mobin2008
Member
Registered: 2022-04-04
Posts: 3  

Re: "extremely serious problems" with Gnome 42

[    17.204] (II) NOUVEAU driver Date:   Sat Jan 23 12:24:42 2021 -0500
[    17.204] (II) NOUVEAU driver for NVIDIA chipset families :
[    17.204]    RIVA TNT            (NV04)
[    17.204]    RIVA TNT2           (NV05)
[    17.204]    GeForce 256         (NV10)
[    17.204]    GeForce 2           (NV11, NV15)
[    17.204]    GeForce 4MX         (NV17, NV18)
[    17.204]    GeForce 3           (NV20)
[    17.204]    GeForce 4Ti         (NV25, NV28)
[    17.204]    GeForce FX          (NV3x)
[    17.204]    GeForce 6           (NV4x)
[    17.204]    GeForce 7           (G7x)
[    17.204]    GeForce 8           (G8x)
[    17.204]    GeForce 9           (G9x)
[    17.204]    GeForce GTX 2xx/3xx (GT2xx)
[    17.204]    GeForce GTX 4xx/5xx (GFxxx)
[    17.204]    GeForce GTX 6xx/7xx (GKxxx)
[    17.204]    GeForce GTX 9xx     (GMxxx)
[    17.204]    GeForce GTX 10xx    (GPxxx)

nouveau DDX not support Turing GPUs!
modesetting used by default.

Offline

#4 2022-04-04 11:09:58

mobin2008
Member
Registered: 2022-04-04
Posts: 3  

Re: "extremely serious problems" with Gnome 42

I tested Nvidia's proprietary driver and everything worked fine!
How can this problem be solved on mesa/nouveau?

Offline

#5 2022-04-04 11:18:16

Head_on_a_Stick
Member
From: London
Registered: 2019-03-24
Posts: 2,386  

Re: "extremely serious problems" with Gnome 42

Looks like Arch had a broken GNOME 42 in their [gnome-unstable] repositories but they've fixed it now and pushed to [testing] so wait a bit for the same fixes to transition to ceres.


To obtain a root shell use su -. Using just su will result in "command not found" messages.

Offline

#6 2022-04-08 14:18:02

hevidevi
Member
Registered: 2021-09-17
Posts: 230  

Re: "extremely serious problems" with Gnome 42

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

Looks like Arch had a broken GNOME 42 in their [gnome-unstable] repositories but they've fixed it now and pushed to [testing] so wait a bit for the same fixes to transition to ceres.

Debian has a bit of catching up to do in regards to gnome 42. I gave up on it within Devuan deadalus and switched to artix linux to get the full experience without hassles. Pro tip if you want gtk3 apps to look the same as libadwaita gtk4 use adw-gtk3-git from the AUR. https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/adw-gtk3

or compile from git on devuan...

https://github.com/lassekongo83/adw-gtk3

Last edited by hevidevi (2022-04-08 14:21:59)

Offline

#7 2022-06-06 08:09:13

charliebrownau
Member
Registered: 2022-04-14
Posts: 31  

Re: "extremely serious problems" with Gnome 42

Found the problem
* Gnome
* Freedesktop
* Soyd/Dbus/policykit


Based Linux users are using XFCE classic

Offline

Board footer