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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:56 am    Post subject: Gnome-fallback with Gnome 3.8 Reply with quote


I'm using ~arch and I just upgraded to gnome 3.8 + systemd. I use gnome-panel (a.k.a gnome-fallback), but after this upgrade, I could not use gnome-fallback anymore, only gnome-shell was possible.
I just finished solving this issue so I figured I would put this somewhere so that other could spend less time figuring things out.

So the first thing to do is to tell gnome-session to start the "gnome-fallback" session instead of the "gnome":
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.session session-name gnome-fallback

For those using .xinitrc, this is possible as well:
gnome-session --session=gnome-fallback

Then, this session must be written as a file gnome-fallback.desktop in one of those files:
  • ~/.config/gnome-session/sessions/gnome-fallback.session
  • /etc/xdg/gnome-session/sessions/gnome-fallback.session
  • /usr/local/share/gnome-session/sessions/gnome-fallback.session
  • /usr/share/gnome-session/sessions/gnome-fallback.session

The content of this file must be different than what was used before gnome-3.8 because of the following change:
"session: Remove RequiredProviders support"
So we can't use RequiredProviders anymore, they must be in RequiredComponents:
[GNOME Session]
Name=GNOME fallback
DesktopName=GNOME fallback

Note that the package gnome-fallback (with gnome-screensaver, gnome-panel, ...) must be installed as well (it is not in the default gnome install anymore). Those will still be in version 3.6 but will work anyway.
(I just needed to remove the weather applet from gnome-applets-3.6, but I guess that a proper port to gweather 3.8 would be better)

So now I'm back like before gnome 3.8 and everything is good again. I think I will try the gnome-flashback desktop but I'm not sure it will fit my need !
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