Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 585069
gnome-shell Does Not Like Remote X Client Apps
Last modified: 2010-05-25 09:57:38 EDT
Description of problem:
If the user runs a remote X client app, "Activities", the currently running app and the clock will disappear from the gnome-shell bar.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
gnome-shell 2.29.1-4 (Fedora 13)
Not every time. Happened with cervisia but not with gedit.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Connect to a remote server via ssh in an XTerm:
ssh servername.com -X
2. From within the server, launch an x application. (In this case, it was Cervisia 2.4.4)
Activities, clock, etc, disappear. When you click on the window of a locally running app, they return but when you click on the remote X app again, they disappear once more,
Activites, clock, etc should all remain on the panel, regardless of whether a local or remote app is active.
Created attachment 408490 [details]
Screenshot shows that Activities, Current App and Clock disappear from the panel when X App is the Active Window
What is the graphics card being used, the current driver and version of Xorg?
Also is there any notable pattern of applications that cause the issue? Are they all Qt apps? If so, all qt3 or qt4? Or possibly something else?
I told Adam Miller to ask for the above, but it turned out to be an upstream dup after discussion. I've added a note to the upstream about the particular case of '(on machinename.example.com)'