Gnome Shell Crashing

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Gnome Shell Crashing

Postby rarecola » Tue May 15, 2012 7:23 pm

Okay so I just did a fresh install of Lisa and everything has gone smoothly. Except, at random times while I'm doing everyday tasks, the panels and window borders glitch out and look weird. Everything still functions, but visually, it's unusable. I would attach a screenshot but it happens completely randomly and I haven't thought to capture it until now.
BTW: The reason everything's working right now is because I use

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killall gnome-shell
to restart the gui. It works, but is only a temp fix.

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Re: Gnome Shell Crashing

Postby karlchen » Wed May 16, 2012 4:32 am

Hello, rarecola.

You have done a fresh installation of Mint 12 Lisa. Have you applied all available updates for "Lisa" as well?
When Lisa was installed here at the end of last year, during the first few weeks I experienced a lot of gnome-shell crashes, too. (It would restart automatically here)
I cannot tell which (automatic) update fixed the problem. Yet, Gnome has not crashed here for the past few months now.
So in case you have not done so, check for available Mint 12 updates and install them all, including the kernel updates. Doing so is not totally unlikely to make the Gnome crashes disappear.

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gnome-shell --version

uname -a
Linux unimatrix0 3.0.0-19-generic #33-Ubuntu SMP Thu Apr 19 19:05:57 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

Kind regards,
Old bugs good, new bugs bad! Updates are evil: might fix old bugs and introduce no new ones.

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