Running 12.1 x64 Gnome Shell 3.2.1 w/tumbleweed and all updates. No other repos installed. Anything that may help ask and I’ll post right away. I’m currently thinking about doing a backup and totally reformatting, so I’m trying to figure out how I can rearrange my partitions so I don’t have to reinstall Windows 7 when I need it, but hell I never use it anyways.
I’ll try to make as much sense as possible, but I don’t understand why this is happening. Last night I was simply browsing in firefox and all of the sudden things started closing for no obvious reason, so I said okay that’s weird, I’ll just reboot as it had been a while. That may have been my first mistake.
Upon reboot it opens Gnome 3, shell, and appears to have a xorg/video driver related problem, i.e the desktop background appears to be covered by artifacts, which I have seen before when I had driver problems. So first off I though ok I’ll delete xorg.conf and .ICEauthority from my home dir well there wasn’t a normal xorg.conf anywhere I could see but I found /etc/X11/xorg.conf.fglrx, regardless that didn’t seem to make any difference at all, and it would now appear it has nothing to do with my video drivers
I can’t really tell though as I have no functionality in gnome shell other than being able to load it and stare at everything and switch between overview and looking glass and such, but whenever I try to open something from the shell i get something like this(dmesg output):
32.020663] python: segfault at 7fff07b85fb8 ip 00007f1d6449ce2a sp 00007fff07b85fc0 error 6 in libc-2.14.1.so[7f1d64438000+185000] 34.939807] nautilus: segfault at 7fffde0fffd8 ip 00007f851c5a3e2a sp 00007fffde0fffe0 error 6 in libc-2.14.1.so[7f851c53f000+185000] 66.911657] nautilus: segfault at 7fff96040fe8 ip 00007f0dbc42ce2a sp 00007fff96040ff0 error 6 in libc-2.14.1.so[7f0dbc3c8000+185000] 110.763295] gnome-terminal: segfault at 7fffe5918fd8 ip 00007f576eb59e2a sp 00007fffe5918fe0 error 6 in libc-2.14.1.so[7f576eaf5000+185000] 114.630003] lxtask: segfault at 7fffc2d23ff8 ip 00007ff2eea311c0 sp 00007fffc2d24008 error 6 in libc-2.14.1.so[7ff2ee9bf000+185000] 116.336136] nautilus: segfault at 7fffa1e6afe8 ip 00007fda2e8e7e2a sp 00007fffa1e6aff0 error 6 in libc-2.14.1.so[7fda2e883000+185000]
I tried reinstalling all of libc but it probably isn’t that simple or it may be totally unrelated, and while I did find similar bugs none seemed to have a resolution, so before further tinkering I thought best to post here.
I’m doing everything now from a icewm session, so with everything in ice functioning it leads me to believe theres a bug in the shell, perhaps? As of now my system is usable but the shell is totally unsuable, and as I said I’m thinking about how I want to do a backup and repartition my layout to start over from scratch, so any ideas at all will be taken to heart!