Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1030822
Empathy notifications make gnome-shell not accept any input
Last modified: 2015-06-29 08:55:59 EDT
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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Add some accounts to Empathy, use it for a while, wait for the notifications to appear.
Occasionally, gnome-shell stops accepting any input, you can't close the notification or do anything.
Likely upstream bug: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=712311.
Yes, having exactly the same problem as is in the video there.
I have this problem as well when running empathy with a freshly installed/updated Fedora 20.
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