Gnome 3, multiple monitors and desktops
Today I tried to install Debian Wheezy on a Lenovo X220, in preparation for the upcoming release.
It generally went well, with just a couple of incompatabilities:
- the wireless card requires some firmware in non-free
- the fan seems to be constantly on at a low speed
Generally though, the install went very smoothly. At that point, I booted up and greeted by the new Gnome 3 desktop, which is where my troubles started. It seems that the fonts are fairly poorly rendered, either far too small or far too large. There doesn’t appear to be any way of changing workspaces using the keyboard. [edit: ctrl+alt+arrows works] Using a second screen placed above the first produces some… interesting effects with moving windows around, as can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yTr12Q7CYU.
The result is that I’ve gone back to using XFCE. It seems to actually work well, which is kinda important when trying to be productive.