sometimes sighup needed for gnome-shell

Gianluca Cecchi gianluca.cecchi at
Fri Nov 18 22:31:55 UTC 2011

On Fri, Nov 18, 2011 at 7:00 PM, Adam Jackson  wrote:
> On 11/18/11 9:44 AM, Gianluca Cecchi wrote:
>> Sometimes (latest days at least one time a day), the gnome session
>> goes unusable: I'm able to move mouse, but when selecting a menu item
>> it is greyed but no drop down of its options appears, no alt-tab or
>> alt-f2 possibility....
>> Only way to come back to usable state is going into a console window
>> (Ctrl+Alt-F2), searching for gnome-shell process id and run
>> kill -SIGHUP<pid>
>> Then come back to X windows system session that has become usable
>> again (Ctrl+Alt+F2 and come back to X doesn't give any result if I
>> don't kill sighup gnome-shell)
> Sounds like a bug in gnome-shell, at first blush.
> If you debuginfo-install gnome-shell, attach with gdb instead of sending
> SIGHUP, and run 'thread apply all backtrace', what do you get?
> - ajax
Ok, I'm going to debug-info install and I will try and report next time...
stay tuned....

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