On Sat, 2011-12-31 at 14:36 +0100, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> My desktop siezes up every hour or so;
> I can continue in the current desktop,
> but cannot change to another desktop
> or go to another application by clicking on an icon in the panel.
gnome shell locks up for me at least once a day. I can continue working
in the apps I have open and that are up on the screen, but I can't
alt-tab to anything else, or open new apps. The entire top and bottom
bars cease to work.
> The problem cures itself in 20-30 seconds,
> so it is not life-threatening.
Once gnome shell locks up for me, it doesn't recover.
> I killall-ed upowerd, but that didn't do the trick.
> There is nothing untoward in /var/log/messages.
If I'm lucky and I have gnome terminal open, I can find the PID for
gnome shell and then send it a SIGHUP. That always restarts gnome
shell, making it usable again. The added bonus I get to stay signed
into my current gnome session.
Before I knew I could do the above, I always issued a
ctrl-alt-backspace, which kills my entire gnome session. However, I
still sometimes have to do this because I don't always have a terminal
front and centre, and sometimes switching to a tty (to restart
gnome-shell as above) doesn't work either.
> The problem could be to do with Firefox or KDE or Fedora;
> I'm not sure which.
I have found no pattern in my lock-ups. They are completely random.
> I've seen a few comments on this,
> but has anyone found a cure?
I'm not if you are experiencing the same problem I am. It sounds like
For the most part, I actually like gnome shell, but it's buggy. I miss
my old, stable Gnome 2.
Kanwar Ranbir Sandhu
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