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    [gnome shell] few questions and bugs

    Hi,

    I upgraded without any issue from 12.10.
    I want to know if somme issues I get now are common with some of you or not...

    - often get BIG crashes of gnome shell when I close a window
    - no more desktop background when using the upper left hot corner (black background instead)
    - alacarte crashes when starting
    - the lightdm login screen shows "ubuntu 12.10"
    - my laptop fan sometimes get nervous, have to restart a session (maybe firefox-related, but "top" is not showing any trouble)
    - firefox scrolling is quite choppy

    Nothing really annoying, except the first one.
    I noticed that I now get a fast and clean shutdown (in 12.10 there were delays with killing processes and networks).

    Thanks for any reply, good night.

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    Re: [gnome shell] few questions and bugs

    We are talking about Ubuntu Gnome Remix, are we?

    I installed both of these PPAs

    https://launchpad.net/~gnome3-team/+archive/gnome3

    https://launchpad.net/~gnome3-team/+...gnome3-staging

    It was the second one (gnome3-staging) that seems to have solved this on my install

    - often get BIG crashes of gnome shell when I close a window
    Actually, it was a freeze with the mouse still moveable but nothing active.

    I do not get the other issues. I do not use alacarte. Nor, have I installed any extensions.

    This

    - the lightdm login screen shows "ubuntu 12.10"
    should not be a surprise because it is Ubuntu 12.10 that is slowly being converted to 13.04. The standard Ubuntu 13.04 says the same. Logos get changed towards the end of the development cycle.

    The logo on the LightDM login screen is actually an image. It is not put there by some script that scans for some identification label.

    If you are using gnome shell on top of Ubuntu then go to /usr/share/unity-greeter/ and look for logo.png. That is the image that is put on the LightDM login screen. On my Ubuntu Raring it is still saying Ubuntu 12.10.

    Unity-greeter is not installed in Gnome Remix.

    Regards.
    Last edited by grahammechanical; January 7th, 2013 at 11:44 PM.
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    Re: [gnome shell] few questions and bugs

    Quote Originally Posted by ft_ View Post
    Hi,

    I upgraded without any issue from 12.10.
    I want to know if somme issues I get now are common with some of you or not...

    - often get BIG crashes of gnome shell when I close a window
    still see gmone-shell & or gnome session locking up on windows closing here, thought some updates from the staging ppa had resolved but they didn't.
    Has been happening since the gnome-shell upgrade to 3.6.2 from 3.6.1 & makes Gs completely unusable.
    I guess it affects some hardware but not others as few have complained

    The unacceptable workaround here is to run GS from a terminal, then it never happens as long as the windows being closed are on the same workspace as the terminal running Gs.

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...l/+bug/1094571

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    Re: [gnome shell] few questions and bugs

    my experience here is that the freezes were temporarily fixed by adding the staging PPA but started recurring after a recent update .
    if it ain't broke you haven't tweaked it enough

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    Re: [gnome shell] few questions and bugs

    Quote Originally Posted by ft_ View Post
    Hi,

    I upgraded without any issue from 12.10.
    I want to know if somme issues I get now are common with some of you or not...

    - often get BIG crashes of gnome shell when I close a window
    - no more desktop background when using the upper left hot corner (black background instead)
    - alacarte crashes when starting
    - the lightdm login screen shows "ubuntu 12.10"
    - my laptop fan sometimes get nervous, have to restart a session (maybe firefox-related, but "top" is not showing any trouble)
    - firefox scrolling is quite choppy

    Nothing really annoying, except the first one.
    I noticed that I now get a fast and clean shutdown (in 12.10 there were delays with killing processes and networks).

    Thanks for any reply, good night.
    Hi ft_

    I've had a similar problem when using gnome-shell 3.6.x or 3.7.x on ubuntu 13.04. Read my previous thread:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2088736

    I've solved black background on Activities overview with this method:

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuGNOME/.../12.10#Upgrade

    For alacarte, it's a bug and unusable atm:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...70&postcount=2

    And don't worry about lightdm unity greeter still showing "Ubuntu 12.10". It will change in 13.04 beta i guess?

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    Re: [gnome shell] few questions and bugs

    Quote Originally Posted by grahammechanical View Post
    We are talking about Ubuntu Gnome Remix, are we?

    I installed both of these PPAs

    https://launchpad.net/~gnome3-team/+archive/gnome3

    https://launchpad.net/~gnome3-team/+...gnome3-staging

    It was the second one (gnome3-staging) that seems to have solved this on my install



    Actually, it was a freeze with the mouse still moveable but nothing active.

    I do not get the other issues. I do not use alacarte. Nor, have I installed any extensions.

    This



    should not be a surprise because it is Ubuntu 12.10 that is slowly being converted to 13.04. The standard Ubuntu 13.04 says the same. Logos get changed towards the end of the development cycle.

    The logo on the LightDM login screen is actually an image. It is not put there by some script that scans for some identification label.

    If you are using gnome shell on top of Ubuntu then go to /usr/share/unity-greeter/ and look for logo.png. That is the image that is put on the LightDM login screen. On my Ubuntu Raring it is still saying Ubuntu 12.10.

    Unity-greeter is not installed in Gnome Remix.

    Regards.
    https://launchpad.net/~gnome3-team/+archive/gnome3 on Raring?
    As far I can see there is no Raring branch in that PPA...
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    Re: [gnome shell] few questions and bugs

    Quote Originally Posted by grahammechanical View Post

    We are talking about Ubuntu Gnome Remix, are we?
    I think ft_ is using Ubuntu 12.10 unity desktop and installed gnome-shell from repo, upgrade to 13.04 and using lightdm instead of gdm. This:

    - the lightdm login screen shows "ubuntu 12.10"

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    Re: [gnome shell] few questions and bugs

    Right : I installed in 12.10 :
    0) kubuntu-desktop (purged now)
    1) ubuntu-desktop
    2) gnome-shell (power usage is much better than KDE)

    So my DM is lightdm, that's true !
    I really do not worry for the "12.10" tag.

    I have to do some things from the real life, and after that I'll follow your tips. Thanks !

    (Anyway, I do not want to use some PPA, that's a choice.)

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    Re: [gnome shell] few questions and bugs

    so :

    With the official repos Gs 3.6.2 I can't get the wallpaper background when showing the apps windows. I installed the ubuntu-gnome-desktop (just the dependancies, not the recommended packages) and ubuntu-gnome-settings.


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    Re: [gnome shell] few questions and bugs

    Quote Originally Posted by zika View Post
    https://launchpad.net/~gnome3-team/+archive/gnome3 on Raring?
    As far I can see there is no Raring branch in that PPA...
    Well yes there is, at least now.
    Here:
    https://launchpad.net/~gnome3-team/+..._filter=raring

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