Bug 845796 - External Monitor on Connect/Disconnect causes GNOME-Shell to crash
External Monitor on Connect/Disconnect causes GNOME-Shell to crash
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: 2012-08-05 01:58 EDT by Daniel
Modified: 2013-08-01 02:56 EDT (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Daniel 2012-08-05 01:58:51 EDT
Description of problem:
Whenever I connect or disconnect an external (VGA) monitor (19") to my laptop (Acer Aspire 5720Z - Intel Mobile GMA965 Express Family Chipset, Intel X3100 graphics card), GNOME-Shell crashes. As a result, the OS is unable to accept any keyboard input to specific applications (because there is no focus, I presume), however I am able to switch to one of the various terminal displays (CTRL+ALT+F#) but I am unable to restart GNOME-Shell from here. Because of this I have to restart my computer (su reboot).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
GNOME Shell 3.4.1

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Connect/Disconnect an external VGA monitor
2. Observe.
Actual results:
Inability for applications to accept input from the keyboard. GNOME-Shell crashing.

Expected results:
None of the above. To continue working as normal.

Additional info:
Laptop: Acer Aspire 5720Z

Cheers guys.
Comment 1 Daniel 2012-08-05 02:01:36 EDT
I feel that I should add (since I am unable to edit my initial report), that this has occurred since Fedora 17 installation. This bug does not occur on Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) using the same GNOME-Shell product (version 3.4.1).
Comment 2 Daniel 2012-08-05 02:06:34 EDT
If more information is required, and quickly, I will be on the Fedora IRC channel (irc.freenode.net #fedora) under the alias 'Mayazcherquoi' for the next six hours since this post :-)
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