Re: UI Freezes in gnome shell, usually when playing video ?

You can use Xfce4-terminal for that, if your distro allows it to

I run a mixture of programs designed for different desktops on
Gnome-Shell, things from gnome, mate, xfce, kde, etc...

//\  Regards, Groeten,
V_/_ Bas Burger.

On Sun, 16 Mar 2014 13:40:45 -0700 (PDT)
Stuart Axon <stuaxo2 yahoo com> wrote:

Silly question: is gnome-terminal transparency removed in distros
that are not Ubuntu ?

It's really useful when you quickly put the terminal on top of the
browser and type stuff based on whats underneath.


On , Stuart Axon <stuaxo2 yahoo com> wrote:
The error dialogs DO bother me ... I have no idea what they meant ...
and the same ones happen on an install of ubuntu on a VM that is
only  a couple months old, as the laptop.

I love gnome, on the other hand I have a funny urge to make a
timeline of all the features that were added and removed from
nautilus over the years, but I think there is enough bashing of
gnome from all quarters.

As soon as I get time I'll try some of the suggested live cds ..
it's just... really boring configuring things all the time, then
redoing it again.      Meh, I don't like people moaning on the net
and here I am ... if I find a distro that works I'll collate all the

I even got as far as trying to use jhbuild... but differet versions
of ubuntu seemed to fail
 because of missing .pc files. .. etc etc...   really getting to the
point where it's getting hard to care.


On Sunday, March 16, 2014 8:23 PM, Bazon Bloch <bazonbloch arcor de>

No such problems on arch.
One of the reasons I moved away from ubuntu was the bad Gnome-Shell
integration (only using heavy patched Gnome-Software), I can
imagine is it still as bad.

2014-03-16 20:53 GMT+01:00 Adam Tauno Williams
<awilliam whitemice org>:

On Sun, 2014-03-16 at 10:43 -0700, Stuart Axon wrote:
I'm not convinced this is purely an ubuntu thing, I'd be
willling to try a different one if there is a live cd with gnome
shell I will test it on that too.
I'll try upgrading to 14.04 and see what happens too

[Please ignore this slight rant:]
I think I'm coming to the end of my patience with Ubuntu -

Good, I hope MANY people loose patience with Ubuntu.  Ubuntu has
done more damage to the idea of an Open desktop than all the
Internet trolls combined.

My experience is thus:
Turn on computer
Login with GDM
Close about 8 "a system problem occurred" dialogues (not sure if
that is the actual text).

And *THIS* does not bother you?  I see ZERO "a system problem
occurred" dialogs.  Perhaps you could address the problem these
are reporting? Seeing errors upon login is already a rather bad

Now, from there - gnome shell is good, I like it (I don't mind
other people can't use my computer (they're learning though).
Then, often I try and play an FLV video (in a
player/browser/doesn't matter) - after about 2 minutes it will
do the freezing thing, which I can battle past and fix - funnily
only for long videos, music is usually OK.

There is something unique to your setup occurring here, I have
watched hours of video while running GNOME Shell.

When the computer wakes up from hibernate the fans sometimes go
full blast I have to turn off the computer unplug it and take
the batteries out, sometimes after that they are still FULL(!) -
so I do it again and it behaves.

Can you view the computer's reported temperatures?

I've been on gnome since before 1.0 and Ubuntu since Dapper, it
is such a pain I might just get a mac, which is a shame as
really think libre software is important and am adamantly cross
platform in the code I care about.

Your experience is not normal.

Adam Tauno Williams <mailto:awilliam whitemice org> GPG D95ED383
Systems Administrator, Python Developer, LPI / NCLA

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