Bug 1030822 - Empathy notifications make gnome-shell not accept any input
Empathy notifications make gnome-shell not accept any input
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-shell (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Owen Taylor
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Reported: 2013-11-15 03:56 EST by Honza 'thingie' Bartoš
Modified: 2015-06-29 08:55 EDT (History)
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Description Honza 'thingie' Bartoš 2013-11-15 03:56:33 EST
Description of problem:

Notifications for a new instant message via empathy sometimes cause gnome-shell to seemingly freeze -- it's still working, it's not frozen, it doesn't go into an endless loop, it's still drawing and doing everything except taking any input. It doesn't react to either keyboard or mouse events (though I can still move cursor). Only way to "fix" it is to go to the console, kill it and start new gnome-shell instance.

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How reproducible:
Add some accounts to Empathy, use it for a while, wait for the notifications to appear.

Actual results:
Occasionally, gnome-shell stops accepting any input, you can't close the notification or do anything.
Comment 1 Florian Müllner 2013-11-15 07:58:21 EST
Likely upstream bug: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=712311.
Comment 2 Honza 'thingie' Bartoš 2013-11-15 08:34:22 EST
Yes, having exactly the same problem as is in the video there.
Comment 3 Gwendal 2013-11-16 09:45:50 EST
I have this problem as well when running empathy with a freshly installed/updated Fedora 20.
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