[arch-general] Gnome Shell freezes

Tuxce tuxce.net at gmail.com
Fri Nov 4 16:10:10 EDT 2011

Le 4 nov. 2011 à 20:51, Magnus Therning a écrit :

> On Thu, Nov 03, 2011 at 12:08:31PM +0200, Max wrote:
>> Dear arch users and developers,
>> I have posted this issue also in the archlinux forum [1]. I didn't get
>> much feedback there. So I'm hoping some people here might have an idea
>> of how to resolve the problem.
>> Problem:
>> gnome shell freezes from time to time (actually daily).
>> Freezing:
>> "Freezing" means, the screen becomes unresponsive but everything seems
>> to continue working (sound and videos continue playing; even the mouse
>> pointer can still be moved). Most of the time I'm able to switch to a
>> virtual console although sometimes it takes 10-20 seconds after
>> CTRL+ALT+F1 to show up. Then, however, everything is running smoothly.
>> It's not possible to restart X since it will freeze again at the gdm
>> login screen, or even without using gdm when loading the desktop.
>> What triggers the problem:
>> Usually it happens while scrolling on websites or pdfs. I feel like it
>> happens more often if there are large images.
>> Hardware:
>> IBM T60
>> ATI X1400
>> I think it's an issue with the open source radeon drivers. However, this
>> problem doesn't occur using other desktop environments. I tried to look
>> into some log files but I couldn't find noticeable error messages.
> This happens to me fairly rarely, but still often enough to be
> irritating.
> For me it has only ever happened when I use the logo key to jump into
> the Activities Overview and start typing to search for an application.
> The only way out of it seems to be to jump out to a console and kill
> gnome-session or restart gdm.
Send SIGHUP to gnome-shell will save you from losing your session.
pkill -HUP gnome-shell

> /M
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