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Issue #17 on hold

Gnome Hangs during background slide

Sean Alderman
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I don't have a lot of data to provide, but my system is a quad core laptop with 12G of ram, and each time the background changes it appears that the whole gnome-session hangs for 2-5 seconds...mouse actions and keystrokes during the hang are lost. If running a ping <some ip> through the hang, I do not see agap in sequence numbers, however gnome-terminal pauses, then refreshes the screen with several new output lines.

$ uname -a
Linux xxxxxxxx 3.5.0-19-generic #30-Ubuntu SMP Tue Nov 13 17:48:01 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
$ cat /etc/os-release
NAME="Ubuntu"
VERSION="12.10, Quantal Quetzal"
ID=ubuntu
ID_LIKE=debian
PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu quantal (12.10)"
VERSION_ID="12.10"

Any thoughts?

Comments (7)

  1. Lukas Knuth repo owner

    The extension dosn't actually interact with the gnome-shell when changing the wallpaper, it just sets the appropriate gsettings value.

    But I have experienced this problem, too (although not for 2-5 seconds) when changing to really big wallpaper files (2560x1600 at 4,6MB). Can you check to see if this might be the problem?

  2. Sean Alderman reporter

    (Reply via sald...@udayton.edu):

    It could be, I have a dual monitor system loading 1920x1200 screens. Here's a listing of my backgrounds folder (they are most of Blatte's Backgrounds)...

    $ ls -lShr total 98M -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 307K Dec 3 11:10 green-spine-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 349K Dec 3 11:06 smokey-blue-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 396K Nov 27 13:20 flow-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 452K Dec 3 11:14 benediction-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 462K Nov 27 13:23 peekaboo-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 463K Dec 3 11:12 standard-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 473K Dec 3 11:08 gossamer-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 478K Dec 3 11:06 deadly-nightshade-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 524K Dec 3 11:10 shoreless-blue-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 549K Dec 3 11:09 chiaroscuro-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 563K Dec 3 11:12 into-forever-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 574K Nov 27 13:16 sanctuary-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 592K Dec 3 11:10 ice-grotto-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 613K Dec 3 11:14 chrome-rose-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 629K Nov 27 13:18 alina-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 672K Nov 27 13:20 molten-core-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 690K Nov 27 13:25 shadowed-forth-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 696K Dec 3 11:14 gyre-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 730K Nov 27 13:17 hollow-worlds-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 771K Dec 3 11:06 deepsea-life-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 776K Dec 3 11:11 electric-sun-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 784K Dec 3 11:09 exile-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 786K Dec 3 11:09 birds-of-paradise-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 789K Dec 3 11:13 sevenfold-sapphire-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 789K Nov 27 13:17 falling-spirit-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 794K Nov 27 13:24 embrace-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 800K Nov 27 13:22 binary-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 816K Nov 27 13:22 serenity-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 817K Dec 3 11:09 anodize-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 820K Dec 3 11:11 giger-esque-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 834K Dec 3 11:14 neptunes-garden-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 867K Dec 3 11:08 angel-wings-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 903K Dec 3 11:12 jellybeans-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 920K Dec 3 11:07 iceform-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 926K Nov 27 13:16 harbinger-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 927K Dec 3 11:08 lacuna-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 932K Dec 3 11:14 tianan-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 941K Dec 3 11:11 purple-gourds-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 941K Dec 3 11:09 chalk-drawing-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 945K Dec 3 11:07 greenhorn-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 950K Dec 3 11:08 golden-egg-closeup-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 953K Dec 3 11:07 agony-16-8.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 971K Dec 3 11:07 rondure-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 972K Dec 3 11:06 birth-of-winter-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 990K Dec 3 11:10 smoke-flower-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 1001K Dec 3 11:06 grace-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 1.1M Dec 3 11:11 fireleaf-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 1.1M Dec 3 11:14 silent-night-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 1.1M Dec 3 11:09 hydrosculpture-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 1.1M Dec 3 11:08 summer-dusk-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 1.1M Dec 3 11:11 aperture-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 1.1M Dec 3 11:15 blacklight-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 1.1M Nov 27 13:22 twist-in-time-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 1.1M Nov 27 13:18 forbidden-borders-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 1.1M Dec 3 11:09 toxic-spire-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 1.1M Dec 3 11:07 heart-of-stone-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 1.1M Dec 3 11:11 joy-is-a-cobweb-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 1.2M Dec 3 11:08 attraction-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 1.2M Nov 27 13:23 silk-scarves-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 1.2M Dec 3 11:06 antiques-and-aqua-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 1.2M Dec 3 11:11 twilight-ascending-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 1.2M Dec 3 11:15 moon-over-mandelbrot-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 1.2M Dec 3 11:07 glass-egg-closeup-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 1.2M Nov 27 13:16 ultra-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 1.2M Nov 27 13:22 tempest-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 1.2M Dec 3 11:10 divine-light-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 1.2M Dec 3 11:11 neuron-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 1.2M Dec 3 11:06 fract47-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 1.2M Dec 3 11:07 auroras-fan-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 1.2M Dec 3 11:15 reprise-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 1.3M Nov 27 13:17 hellid-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 1.3M Nov 27 13:15 avarice-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 1.3M Nov 27 13:21 mean-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 1.4M Nov 27 13:21 deaths-icy-hand-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 1.4M Dec 3 11:08 deep-like-the-sea-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 1.4M Dec 3 11:12 vertigo-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 1.4M Dec 3 11:10 quill-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 1.4M Dec 3 11:10 blue-outpost-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 1.5M Dec 3 11:15 colourwheel-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 1.5M Nov 27 13:17 spellcaster-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 1.5M Dec 3 11:13 bluebird-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 1.5M Dec 3 11:12 angel-lights-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 1.5M Dec 3 11:13 state-of-being-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 1.5M Dec 3 11:15 fairys-hollow-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 1.5M Dec 3 11:10 alchemy-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 1.5M Nov 27 13:14 azimuth-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 1.6M Nov 27 13:17 scream-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 1.6M Dec 3 11:13 sun-god-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 1.6M Nov 27 13:14 consequences-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 1.6M Nov 27 13:19 dark-absolution-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 1.6M Nov 27 13:17 eternity-in-a-moment-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 1.7M Nov 27 13:19 crisis-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 1.7M Dec 3 11:12 no-place-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 1.7M Nov 27 13:18 etheric-frontier-19.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 user usern 1.8M Nov 27 13:15 western-winds-19.jpg

  3. Lukas Knuth repo owner

    Hm. 1.8MB shouldn't be a problem.

    Please execute the following steps and tell me if they take as long as the wallpaper-change with the extension:

    1. Change the wallpaper with the normal gnome-shell settings tool.
    2. Execute the following in a terminal (replacing the Path/to/image/ with an actual image-path):

    dconf write /org/gnome/desktop/background/picture-uri "file://Path/to/image"

  4. James Patrick

    I also have this issue, running arch with 3.8.5-1 64 bit kernel and gnome 3.6.3.1. It shouldn't lag on this computer but I'm using a muti-monitos setup if that helps diagnose the issue.

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