Bug 1310882 - gnome-shell eats the entire CPU (99% usage).
gnome-shell eats the entire CPU (99% usage).
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-shell (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
unspecified Severity high
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Assigned To: Owen Taylor
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2016-02-22 16:49 EST by jski
Modified: 2016-12-20 13:56 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2016-12-20 13:56:51 EST
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Description jski 2016-02-22 16:49:22 EST
Description of problem:

I work for a company that has a boat load (or train load) of Dell Latitudes x686 laptops (circa 2008). We're try to install Fedora 23 on them. When I upgraded (dnf update) from the kernel that comes with the 23-ISO (from 4.2.3-300.fc23.i686 to 4.3.5-300.fc23.i686) and log in, the machine is almost completely unresponsive. 

I run "top" and the CPU % for the gnome-shell is about 99%. I've tried using "gnome-tweak-tool" to disable the extention "Background Logo" in the overview "Extentions". This does not work. 

So currently I select the 4.2.3-300.fc23.i686 kernel when booting. This works. if you don't try adding an external monitor. Even then if a try to add an (additional) external monitor, the problem reoccurs immediately.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot with the 4.3.5-300.fc23.i686 kernel.
2. Add an another monitor to the laptop (using 4.2.3-300.fc23.i686).

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Comment 1 jski 2016-02-23 09:46:05 EST
root@localhost ~# lspci | grep VGA
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
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