Gnome Shell periodically locks up hard in F16

Michael Ekstrand michael at
Sat Nov 19 12:47:18 UTC 2011

On 11/18/2011 11:36 PM, Deron Meranda wrote:
> (Oops, I originally sent this to the wrong list address ... sorry if
> anybody sees duplicates)
> Since upgrading to Fedora 16, I have experienced several periodic hard
> lock-ups of the Gnome Shell session. I never experienced such
> behaviour in F15. I am wondering if anybody else is seeing something
> similar or may have advice, or can suggest a better way for me to
> gather useful debugging information should it happen again.
> I'm running with this version (including shell extensions):
> gnome-shell-3.2.1-2.fc16.x86_64
> gnome-shell-extension-apps-menu-3.2.0-1.fc16.noarch
> gnome-shell-extension-common-3.2.0-1.fc16.noarch
> gnome-shell-extension-drive-menu-3.2.0-1.fc16.noarch
> gnome-shell-extension-mediaplayers-0-0.1.git259f96e.fc16.noarch
> gnome-shell-extension-places-menu-3.2.0-1.fc16.noarch
> gnome-shell-extension-systemMonitor-3.2.0-1.fc16.noarch

I had related problems, but most notably memory leaks (which caused 
other slowness/stalling), with the systemMonitor extension. Try taking 
it out.

- Michael

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