Installed a fresh Debian Wheezy to enjoy Gnome 3 but it starts in fallback mode. I suppose that's because the loaded drivers do not support 3D acceleration.
Installed packages I know are relevant:
The Gnome 3 was working fine with Ubuntu 12.04, and I belive it was using the FOSS drivers.
Interestingly there is no
/etc/X11/xorg.conf and when I try to generate it with
Xorg -configure I get:
X.Org X Server 1.12.1 Release Date: 2012-04-13 X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0 Build Operating System: Linux 3.2.0-2-amd64 x86_64 Debian Current Operating System: Linux blackwhisper 3.2.0-2-amd64 #1 SMP Mon Apr 30 05:20:23 UTC 2012 x86_64 Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-3.2.0-2-amd64 root=UUID=e6f57a36-19aa-4dfc-9b61-32d5e08abcc6 ro quiet Build Date: 07 May 2012 12:15:23AM xorg-server 2:1.12.1-2 (Cyril Brulebois <email@example.com>) Current version of pixman: 0.24.4 Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org to make sure that you have the latest version. Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting, (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational, (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown. (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Sat May 19 20:15:31 2012 List of video drivers: mga ...MANYMORE radeon ...MANYMORE ati ...MANYMORE vesa (++) Using config file: "/root/xorg.conf.new" (==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d" (II) [KMS] No DRICreatePCIBusID symbol, no kernel modesetting. Number of created screens does not match number of detected devices. Configuration failed. Server terminated with error (2). Closing log file.
I found now at the message boot:
[ 8.121829] [drm] Loading RS780 Microcode [ 8.156063] r600_cp: Failed to load firmware "radeon/RS780_pfp.bin" [ 8.156092] [drm:r600_startup] *ERROR* Failed to load firmware!