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Gnome reboots on multimedia

I upgraded my monitor from 1080p monitor to 3440 x 1440, and my video card from some motherboard Intel video to an NVidia Geforce GTK 1050 Ti video card a couple weeks ago.

In the past several days, the following items cause the gnome desktop to disappear and take me back to the login:

1) Playing (by double-clicking) a multimedia file using Totem. (The file can be played using VLC) 2) When I right click on the multimedia file, and select "Properties" - I was trying to change the default application for a multimedia file. 3) Launching gnome-control-center - via GUI or command line.

I was having delays in GDM - mouse was slow/jerky, password entry was delayed several seconds. I switched to XOrg from Wayland and at least that works better.

It now fails when using just the older 1080p monitor. I'm using the noveau driver. I can play multimedia with Totem from a Fedora 25 Live CD (albeit in lower resolution). I can view you-tube video and a use a browser. I have Kodi, and can play HDHomeRun.

I don't really know how to use the journalctl to find errors or even the right terminology to do a web search with. What is the desktop - "gnome-session"? Where are the desktop log files? Is it possible to do a core dump? Would segfaults be logged in journalctl?

Is there some metadata somewhere that is corrupted, or not compatible with the higher resolution?

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Gnome reboots on multimedia

I upgraded my monitor from 1080p monitor to 3440 x 1440, and my video card from some motherboard Intel video to an NVidia Geforce GTK 1050 Ti video card a couple weeks ago.

In the past several days, the following items cause the gnome desktop to disappear and take me back to the login:

1) Playing (by double-clicking) a multimedia file using Totem. (The file can be played using VLC) 2) When I right click on the multimedia file, and select "Properties" - I was trying to change the default application for a multimedia file. 3) Launching gnome-control-center - via GUI or command line.

I was having delays in GDM - mouse was slow/jerky, password entry was delayed several seconds. I switched to XOrg from Wayland and at least that works better.

It now fails when using just the older 1080p monitor. I'm using the noveau driver. I can play multimedia with Totem from a Fedora 25 Live CD (albeit in lower resolution). I can view you-tube video and a use a browser. I have Kodi, and can play HDHomeRun.

I don't really know how to use the journalctl to find errors or even the right terminology to do a web search with. What is the desktop - "gnome-session"? Where are the desktop log files? Is it possible to do a core dump? Would segfaults be logged in journalctl?

Is there some metadata somewhere that is corrupted, or not compatible with the higher resolution?