Public bug reported:
`vlc` freezes about 50% of time when entering the timeline/playback
progress bar with the mouse cursor. The freeze takes between 5 seconds
and 2 minutes and makes `gnome-shell` crash in about 50% of cases.
There's no output on console indicating the cause for the freeze.
Steps to reproduce:
1. download the VLC demo file http://samples.mplayerhq.hu/MPEG-4/video2.mp4 to
`/var/tmp/` and open it
2. enter the timeline until the time progress popup is shown and leave it
repeatedly until a freeze occurs
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 17.10
Package: vlc 2.2.6-6
Uname: Linux 4.15.0-041500-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: zfs zunicode zavl icp zcommon znvpair
Date: Tue Feb 13 15:57:48 2018
Error: command ['journalctl', '-b', '--priority=warning', '--lines=1000']
failed with exit code 1: Hint: You are currently not seeing messages from other
users and the system.
Users in the 'systemd-journal' group can see all messages. Pass -q to
turn off this notice.
No journal files were opened due to insufficient permissions.
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
** Affects: vlc (Ubuntu)
** Tags: amd64 apport-bug artful third-party-packages wayland-session
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