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FS#69225 - [gnome-shell] crash on every recent system upgrade

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Norbert Pfeiler (npfeiler) - Tuesday, 05 January 2021, 19:41 GMT
Last edited by Toolybird (Toolybird) - Friday, 02 June 2023, 07:04 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No


gnome-shell on wayland crashes while the system gets upgraded
this is the 3rd time this happened but i only switched to wayland again recently
it’s at least not reproducible by simply installing the upgraded packages again

gnome-shell 1:3.38.2+22+g3a343a8aa-1
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Closed by  Toolybird (Toolybird)
Friday, 02 June 2023, 07:04 GMT
Reason for closing:  No response
Additional comments about closing:  Plus it's old and stale. If still an issue, please report upstream.
Comment by Norbert Pfeiler (npfeiler) - Sunday, 10 January 2021, 15:07 GMT
it appears that it crashes on X.Org as well but it successfully restarts itself there (and i also remember this happened already before i switched to wayland)

and it’s not on _every_ system update but approximately every other…

i’m guessing it’s related to one of the post_install hooks
Comment by Xuanrui Qi (xuanrui) - Friday, 05 March 2021, 13:44 GMT
Same happens to me. gnome-shell dumps core and then restarts itself.
Comment by Norbert Pfeiler (npfeiler) - Sunday, 07 March 2021, 16:50 GMT
for the most recent one it crashed twice during the same system upgrade for me, and before the pacman hooks
Comment by Moshiur Rahman (moshiur_rahman) - Thursday, 08 April 2021, 16:04 GMT
For me the shell crashes whenever I try to play a youtube video in firefox / chromium / brave. Sometimes the entire system freezes. More here :,
Comment by Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig) - Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 11:12 GMT
Please try without extensions.
Comment by mattia (nTia89) - Saturday, 12 March 2022, 09:08 GMT
Bug reports have been fixed/closed. Are you still subjected to problem?