Bug 859458 - CRASH: gnome-shell says good bye in relation to qemu
CRASH: gnome-shell says good bye in relation to qemu
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-shell (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Owen Taylor
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-09-21 11:36 EDT by Ali Akcaagac
Modified: 2013-08-01 03:05 EDT (History)
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Description Ali Akcaagac 2012-09-21 11:36:48 EDT

Running F17 here with latest updates.

GNOME Shell 3.4.1
QEMU 1.1.x or 1.2.x

Problem is this. Say you want to use QEMU to install some operating system somewhere as virtualization. This so far works normally and GNOME Shell behaves correctly.

But as soon as you switch QEMU into full screen mode the problems starts to come up.

Try this. Install an operating system somewhere or simply boot an iso image. Switch QEMU into full screen mode and wait.

After a while - in a default F17 installation - the window of GNOME Shell starts to dimm (later on it turns the monitor off to save powers) but due QEMU being in full screen mode GNOME Shell simply crashes (it flickers a few times and GNOME Shell is gone together with all window decroations leaving all windows undecorated on the screen). This is always reporucable here.
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