dialog (no 3D support) suggests rebooting instead of just logging out

Bug #701231 reported by Guntbert Reiter on 2011-01-10
This bug affects 1 person
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unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: unity

when starting "ubuntu desktop edition" without proper 3D support you get a dialog saying:

Sorry, you don't have 3d support, install it for your graphic hardware to get Unity or please reboot and select 'Classic session' at startup.

in fact it is not necessary to reboot, it is sufficient to log out. I don't like those "windows" habits to be amplified by careless wording

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: unity 3.2.2-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.37-7.19-generic 2.6.37-rc3
Uname: Linux 2.6.37-7-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: No value set for `/apps/compiz/general/allscreens/options/active_plugins'
Date: Mon Jan 10 22:10:29 2011
 Bus 002 Device 003: ID 80ee:0021
 Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
 Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
MachineType: innotek GmbH VirtualBox
PciDisplay: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: InnoTek Systemberatung GmbH VirtualBox Graphics Adapter [80ee:beef] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.37-7-generic root=UUID=d5ba37e6-18fe-47b5-a494-3e2b34771f9d ro quiet splash
ProcVersionSignature_: Ubuntu 2.6.37-7.19-generic 2.6.37-rc3
 xserver-xorg 1:7.5+6ubuntu3b1
 libgl1-mesa-glx 7.9+repack-1ubuntu2
 libdrm2 2.4.22-2ubuntu1
 xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.13.901-2ubuntu1
 xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.13.2-1ubuntu2
SourcePackage: unity
XorgConf: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/etc/X11/xorg.conf'
dmi.bios.date: 12/01/2006
dmi.bios.vendor: innotek GmbH
dmi.bios.version: VirtualBox
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvninnotekGmbH:bvrVirtualBox:bd12/01/2006:svninnotekGmbH:pnVirtualBox:pvr1.2:
dmi.product.name: VirtualBox
dmi.product.version: 1.2
dmi.sys.vendor: innotek GmbH
glxinfo: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
system: distro = Ubuntu, architecture = x86_64, kernel = 2.6.37-7-generic

Guntbert Reiter (guntbert) wrote :
Didier Roche (didrocks) wrote :

Thanks for reporting this bug and help to make ubuntu better.

However, the wording changed yesterday with latest gnome-session uploads to:
"It seems you don't have the hardware requirement to run unity. Installing new driver can maybe be an help.\nYou should try the Ubuntu classic session to directly get the traditional interface."

I'll then mark this bug as invalid. Do not hesitate to report further bug.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Guntbert Reiter (guntbert) wrote :

is that supposed to be in effect right now? Installation from the current daily still gives the version I reported.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
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