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Gnome 3.14 unstable to the point of no-return??

asked 2015-01-06 20:29:52 -0600

MikeCZ gravatar image

updated 2015-01-06 20:54:42 -0600

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Hello there!

I've got a load of crashes with Gnome 3.14. This is first version of Gnome that I've used (I'm KDE/Xmonad guy), and I don't get it. Crashes that are easily reproduced:

Virtualbox -> select file for ISO image -> Qt file chooser opens -> BAM, Log out we have  a problem
Tweak tool -> Extensions -> try to remove extension I've installed -> BAM, <same>
Tweak tool -> Extensions -> try to change wallpaper (after crash with extension removal) -> BAM, same

Rarer crashes:

Drag window in expose mode -> crash. This is related to Dash to Dock extension, actually, but with extension installed & disabled its reproduced too, and I can't remove the extension from GUI (see p1)

Is this wgat one should expect out of Gnome? I like it, but I barely can use it.
Were earlier releases stablier? What am I doing wrong? Where should I report all of that stuff?

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Your experience with a compositing window manager window manager will vary greatly depending on your video card. Gnome became more stable as support for my hardware matured, but I still switched to Xmonad about a month ago---to escape Gnome crashing. However, it might be useful to give your hardware specs in your question.

Woland gravatar imageWoland ( 2015-01-07 00:23:32 -0600 )edit

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answered 2015-01-08 08:20:51 -0600

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

Create a new user, see if you get these crashes without using any extensions. The extensions aren't provided by Gnome, they're provided by third parties and need to be tested before they're used. If extensions crash things, please file bugs at the extensions' upstreams.

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