Bug 735439 - ALT+F2 locks up for applications in HOME folder
Summary: ALT+F2 locks up for applications in HOME folder
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-shell
Version: 15
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Owen Taylor
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-09-02 16:03 UTC by anthony.s.hughes
Modified: 2012-08-07 17:51 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2012-08-07 17:51:01 UTC

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Description anthony.s.hughes 2011-09-02 16:03:44 UTC
Description of problem:
When I try to launch an application which has been installed to my home folder using the command window (ALT+F2) the command window appears to lock. I have to restart X using CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I just installed Fedora 15 64-bit and Firefox 7.0 Beta 3 to ~/Applications/Firefox-Beta/

How reproducible:
This happens every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Download an application tar and extract it to ~/Applications/<app_name>/
2. Alt+F2
3. Type ~/Applications/<app_name>/<app_binary> and press ENTER
Actual results:
Nothing happens -- the command dialog stays up. ENTER does nothing, ESC does nothing, clicking away does nothing, and I can no longer type. I'm forced to kill X to get back to a working desktop.

Expected results:
Launch the application.

Additional info:
I am able to launch default applications using this window (ie. the included installation of Firefox).
I am able to launch applications installed to ~/Applications/ from terminal.

I am using the NVIDIA driver version 280.13. I'm not sure if this is GL related.

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