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    Default GNOME favourite menu and gnome desktop not functioning properly

    Sir recently I have bought Toshiba satellite laptop and I have installed opensuse 13.1 on it. Everything is working fine and I am happy with its performance except the following.

    In gnome desktop I have added some applications to the favourite menu and the favourite menu is not displaying properly I mean when I launch the desktop the favourite menu is going left bottom of the screen. The second issue is I am unable to switch between applications properly I mean the screen flickers continuously.

    I have installed the same OS on another system ie., desktop and found none of the above.

    kindly analyze the issue and suggest the solution

    Regards,
    Rupesh.

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    Default Re: GNOME favourite menu and gnome desktop not functioning properly

    Kindly post the details of your graphics card and drivers installed, Rupesh my old friend.

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    Thanks for accepting me as your friend.

    My graphics card details are
    AMD Radeon™ R5 M230. memory amount : 1GB dedicated VRAM. memory type : DDR3 Video RAM

    I have installed amd-catalyst-14-4-rev2-Linux.zip which contains fglrx-14.10.1006.1001
    Regards,
    Rupesh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rupeshforu3 View Post
    In gnome desktop I have added some applications to the favourite menu and the favourite menu is not displaying properly I mean when I launch the desktop the favourite menu is going left bottom of the screen.
    I have the same issue on my radeon (Radeon 9600) system.
    As I don't use GNOME anyway I didn't really bother yet, so I do not know a solution.

    I would suspect this is graphics driver related, i.e. the radeon driver in 13.1 might miss a feature that GNOME needs or has a bug that causes this.
    But you seem to have fglrx installed. So either that one has the same problem, or it is triggered by something else completely.
    Is the fglrx driver actually working/in use?
    Please install the package "Mesa-demo-x" and post the output of:
    Code:
    glxinfo | grep render
    The flicker issue (I don't have that here) would sound like a graphics driver problem as well.

    Maybe try to remove the fglrx driver again and install it from the semi-official openSUSE repo:
    http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:AMD_fglrx

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    PS: I tried now in recovery mode (which makes GNOME _really_ slow here btw ), and it had the same problem.
    So it's definitely not specific to the graphics driver.

    OTOH, it doesn't seem to be a general problem either, as you yourself wrote you don't have it on another system. And I haven't read of anybody else yet either (I don't really think that nobody is using GNOME any more... ).

    I haven't found a solution yet though. Disabling Animations in dconf-editor has no effect regarding this issue (why?).
    But it seems to be timing related. It seems to me that the favorites menu doesn't move to the top quick enough, so GNOME restarts the animation then because it thinks it failed, and this repeats all the time.

    Btw, what exactly do you mean with the flickering when switching applications you mentioned as well?
    If it's the display of all applications when you click on "Activities", then this is in fact the same issue as the favorite menu jumping up/down all the time.
    But you should be able to switch applications using e.g. Alt+TAB or click on them on the top bar.
    Last edited by wolfi323; 19-Aug-2014 at 03:24.

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    As you specified I have uninstalled amd catalyst software and installed ati driver package from http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:AMD_fglrx.

    I am providing the output of the command you specified below

    linux-lnx2:~/soft/drivers # glxinfo | grep render
    direct rendering: Yes
    OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) Haswell Mobile
    GL_NV_conditional_render, GL_NV_depth_clamp, GL_NV_packed_depth_stencil,
    GL_NV_conditional_render, GL_NV_depth_clamp, GL_NV_light_max_exponent,
    linux-lnx2:~/soft/drivers #
    Regards,
    Rupesh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rupeshforu3 View Post
    As you specified I have uninstalled amd catalyst software and installed ati driver package from http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:AMD_fglrx.
    Well, that ati driver package _is_ amd catalyst software.
    I just thought that installing the openSUSE package would eliminate any possibilities of failure for the installation.

    BUT:
    I am providing the output of the command you specified below

    linux-lnx2:~/soft/drivers # glxinfo | grep render
    direct rendering: Yes
    OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) Haswell Mobile
    GL_NV_conditional_render, GL_NV_depth_clamp, GL_NV_packed_depth_stencil,
    GL_NV_conditional_render, GL_NV_depth_clamp, GL_NV_light_max_exponent,
    linux-lnx2:~/soft/drivers #
    You are using _intel_ graphics.
    So why do you even try to install AMD/ATI's fglrx?
    That's useless to you, and you should better remove it again to avoid problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    Well, that ati driver package _is_ amd catalyst software.
    I just thought that installing the openSUSE package would eliminate any possibilities of failure for the installation.

    BUT:

    You are using _intel_ graphics.
    So why do you even try to install AMD/ATI's fglrx?
    That's useless to you, and you should better remove it again to avoid problems.
    So there is no solution to this issue.
    Regards,
    Rupesh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rupeshforu3 View Post
    So there is no solution to this issue.
    I don't know any yet.
    But I still haven't really investigated more yet. (as I said, I don't use GNOME anyway)

    You might want to file a bug report at http://bugzilla.novell.com/ (same username/password as here).

    If I do find a solution, I will tell you. But it doesn't really have top-priority to me, I have to confess.

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    On Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:46:01 GMT, wolfi323
    <wolfi323@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    >rupeshforu3;2660319 Wrote:
    >> As you specified I have uninstalled amd catalyst software and installed
    >> ati driver package from http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:AMD_fglrx.

    >Well, that ati driver package _is_ amd catalyst software.
    >I just thought that installing the openSUSE package would eliminate any
    >possibilities of failure for the installation.
    >
    >BUT:
    >> I am providing the output of the command you specified below
    >>
    >> linux-lnx2:~/soft/drivers # glxinfo | grep render
    >> direct rendering: Yes
    >> OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) Haswell Mobile
    >> GL_NV_conditional_render, GL_NV_depth_clamp,
    >> GL_NV_packed_depth_stencil,
    >> GL_NV_conditional_render, GL_NV_depth_clamp,
    >> GL_NV_light_max_exponent,
    >> linux-lnx2:~/soft/drivers #

    >You are using _intel_ graphics.
    >So why do you even try to install AMD/ATI's fglrx?
    >That's useless to you, and you should better remove it again to avoid
    >problems.


    I wouldn't be too quick on pulling that train out of the station. OP may
    have an Intel/AMD hybrid graphics situation similar to intel/nvidia hybrid
    setups that need bumblebee. I have yet to see AMD/ATI proprietary drivers
    install if they didn't find compatible hardware.

    ?-)

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