Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 845796
External Monitor on Connect/Disconnect causes GNOME-Shell to crash
Last modified: 2013-08-01 02:56:05 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
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Connect/Disconnect an external VGA monitor
Inability for applications to accept input from the keyboard. GNOME-Shell crashing.
None of the above. To continue working as normal.
Laptop: Acer Aspire 5720Z
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).
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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