Bug 810740 - Desktop with gnome-shell freezes after switching to VT and back
Summary: Desktop with gnome-shell freezes after switching to VT and back
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-shell
Version: 17
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Owen Taylor
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-04-08 20:11 UTC by Pavel Šimerda (pavlix)
Modified: 2013-08-01 06:29 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-08-01 06:29:17 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Pavel Šimerda (pavlix) 2012-04-08 20:11:20 UTC
When I switch to another VT e.g. with ctrl+alt+f2 and then switch back to
a gnome session with gnome-shell, it hangs. Activities button and all windows stop responding. I don't see any way to wake it up so I'm running the following command to get back to work.

# killall -9 gnome-session

$ rpm -q gnome-session gnome-shell gdm

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:

1. ctrl+alt+f2
2. alt+fx until you hit X11 screen
Actual results:

Everything is frozen. It's the activities button,
the user button, windows. Only the mouse cursor works
and switching out with ctrl+alt+fx works.

Expected results:

Everything should work as before ctrl+alt+fx.

Additional info:

Sometimes gnome shell freezes even without switching VTs.

Comment 1 Pavel Šimerda (pavlix) 2012-04-09 06:56:14 UTC
This problem MAY have started with the following update:

[root@dragon ~]# yum history info 81
Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
Transaction ID : 81
Begin time     : Thu Apr  5 10:22:18 2012
Begin rpmdb    : 1707:e07d3ff52bba23c46347c18c7dd8704bcd032229
End time       :            10:24:22 2012 (124 seconds)
End rpmdb      : 1707:5513e62c11412d6b4c2ccb635ee2cbc42d866cb8
User           :  <pavlix>
Return-Code    : Success
Command Line   : update
Transaction performed with:
    Installed     rpm-              @fedora
    Installed     yum-3.4.3-18.fc17.noarch                @anaconda-0
    Installed     yum-metadata-parser-1.1.4-6.fc17.x86_64 @anaconda-0
    Installed     yum-presto-0.7.1-2.fc17.noarch          @anaconda-0
Packages Altered:
    Updated mesa-dri-drivers-8.0.1-9.fc17.x86_64           @fedora
    Update                   8.0.2-2.fc17.x86_64           @fedora
    Updated mesa-dri-filesystem-8.0.1-9.fc17.x86_64        @fedora
    Update                      8.0.2-2.fc17.x86_64        @fedora
    Updated mesa-libGL-8.0.1-9.fc17.x86_64                 @fedora
    Update             8.0.2-2.fc17.x86_64                 @fedora
    Updated mesa-libGL-devel-8.0.1-9.fc17.x86_64           @fedora
    Update                   8.0.2-2.fc17.x86_64           @fedora
    Updated mesa-libGLES-8.0.1-9.fc17.x86_64               @fedora
    Update               8.0.2-2.fc17.x86_64               @fedora
    Updated mesa-libGLU-8.0.1-9.fc17.x86_64                @fedora
    Update              8.0.2-2.fc17.x86_64                @fedora
    Updated mesa-libglapi-8.0.1-9.fc17.x86_64              @fedora
    Update                8.0.2-2.fc17.x86_64              @fedora
    Updated selinux-policy-3.10.0-106.fc17.noarch          @updates-testing
    Update                 3.10.0-110.fc17.noarch          @fedora
    Updated selinux-policy-doc-3.10.0-104.fc17.noarch      @fedora
    Update                     3.10.0-110.fc17.noarch      @fedora
    Updated selinux-policy-targeted-3.10.0-106.fc17.noarch @updates-testing
    Update                          3.10.0-110.fc17.noarch @fedora
    Updated xorg-x11-drv-cirrus-1.3.2-18.fc17.x86_64       @anaconda-0
    Update                      1.3.2-19.fc17.x86_64       @fedora
Scriptlet output:
   1 /usr/share/selinux/devel/include/apps/jockey.if: Syntax error on line 11979 jockey_cache_t [type=IDENTIFIER]
history info

Comment 2 Pavel Šimerda (pavlix) 2012-09-21 16:01:07 UTC
I haven't seen this problem for a long time.

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