Public bug reported:
gnome-shell randomly enters an infinite loop, at which point the entire
screen stops redrawing except for the mouse cursor. (The mouse cursor
still changes correctly for the foreground application when moving
between e.g. text fields and buttons.) The only way to recover is to
kill the gnome-shell, which may or may not destroy the session and all
running GUI applications.
We really need to get this fixed if we are to ship Gnome as the standard
GUI in 18.04.
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 17.04
Package: gnome-shell 3.24.2-0ubuntu0.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.10.0-26.30-generic 4.10.17
Uname: Linux 4.10.0-26-generic x86_64
Date: Wed Aug 9 20:25:49 2017
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-12-02 (249 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-GNOME 16.10 "Yakkety Yak" - Release amd64 (20161012.1)
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
** Affects: gnome-shell (Ubuntu)
** Tags: amd64 apport-bug zesty
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