Gnome Desktop is Crashing

asked 2016-12-04 17:24:00 -0500

jonbjoseph gravatar image

I'm seeking recommendations on how to proceed for fixing my unstable desktop. After upgrading from F24 to F25, my Fedora Gnome deskop has been unstable. It appears that gnome-shell is unable to communicate with Xwayland, which got killed. I'm seeing messages like the following when I run journalctl after the gnome-shell crashes.

Dec 03 21:58:04 jon-fedora64 abrt-hook-ccpp[26379]: Process 22161 (Xwayland) of user 1000 killed by SIGABRT - dumping core

Dec 03 21:58:05 jon-fedora64 gnome-shell[22154]: Connection to xwayland lost

Dec 03 21:58:05 jon-fedora64 gnome-settings-[2809]: failed to connect to device: Failed to connect to missing device /org/freedesktop/ColorM

Dec 03 21:58:07 jon-fedora64 gnome-terminal-[23046]: Error reading events from display: Broken pipe

Dec 03 21:58:07 jon-fedora64 gnome-software[22297]: Error reading events from display: Broken pipe Dec 03 21:58:07 jon-fedora64 gnome-session-binary[22124]: WARNING: Application 'org.gnome.Shell.desktop' killed by signal 5

Notes: -my upgrade from Fedora 24 to F25 was interrupted due to a transient power outage. But after running 'dnf distro-sync', it appears that I have a complete and consistent system. -I was unable to attach the larger set set of log messages from journalctl to provide more context, since I don't have enough points.

Thanks, Jonathan

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I think the key to solving this problem is to determine why the following error occurs everytime my Gnome desktop crashes:

Xwayland: pushbuf.c:238: pushbuf_krel: Assertion `bkref' failed.

I might post this as a separate question.

jonbjoseph gravatar imagejonbjoseph ( 2016-12-09 11:53:53 -0500 )edit