Bug#919479: gnome-shell-pomodoro: multimonitor setup: pomodoro break 'breaks' gnome shell, restart needed
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2019-01-16 14:00:01 UTC
Package: gnome-shell-pomodoro
Version: 0.13.1-1
Severity: normal


running the pomodoro timer on a 3 monitor setup,
1 from the laptop, 2 through dp and vga,
the following happens:
when a the break timer appears and the screen is greyed,
you can ignore the timer by pressing the escape key,
if i do this, a few seconds later the gnome shell is broken,
(i suspect when the pomodoro break kicks in again)
only showing the application window themselves.

a solution:
press escape again and restart the gnome-shell (for which i have written a autokey script for convience)

so it seems if a break is ignored, the gnome-shell gets broken;
the solution doesn't work without pressing escape,
the escape is (likely) needed the exit the pomodoro break again, although it is not visible (no timer, no greyed background)

the same problem occurs when just ignoring the break from the beginning


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 9.6
APT prefers stable-updates
APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-8-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=nl_BE.utf8, LC_CTYPE=nl_BE.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=nl_BE.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages gnome-shell-pomodoro depends on:
ii gnome-shell 3.22.3-3
ii gnome-shell-pomodoro-data 0.13.1-1
ii libappindicator3-1 0.4.92-4
ii libatk1.0-0 2.22.0-1
ii libc6 2.24-11+deb9u3
ii libcairo-gobject2 1.14.8-1
ii libcairo2 1.14.8-1
ii libcanberra0 0.30-3
ii libdbusmenu-glib4 12.10.2-2
ii libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0 2.36.5-2+deb9u2
ii libgirepository-1.0-1 1.50.0-1+b1
ii libglib2.0-0 2.50.3-2
ii libgstreamer1.0-0 1.10.4-1
ii libgtk-3-0 3.22.11-1
ii libpango-1.0-0 1.40.5-1
ii libpangocairo-1.0-0 1.40.5-1
ii libpeas-1.0-0 1.20.0-1+b1

gnome-shell-pomodoro recommends no packages.

gnome-shell-pomodoro suggests no packages.

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Joseph Herlant
2019-08-12 00:20:01 UTC
Package: gnome-shell-pomodoro
Followup-For: Bug #919479

Hi Wim,

Can you reproduce it in newer versions of the package?
What windows manager do you use when you have the problem?
Is it only happening with 3 screens?
I've been running that app for a long time on dual screen using i3 and haven't
faced the problem you're describing but I'm using testing.

Thanks for your help,

-- System Information:
Debian Release: bullseye/sid
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (900, 'testing'), (800, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.19.0-5-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

Versions of packages gnome-shell-pomodoro depends on:
ii gnome-shell 3.30.2-10
ii gnome-shell-pomodoro-data 0.14.0-1
ii libatk1.0-0 2.32.0-2
ii libayatana-appindicator3-1 0.5.3-4
ii libc6 2.28-10
ii libcairo-gobject2 1.16.0-4
ii libcairo2 1.16.0-4
ii libcanberra0 0.30-7
ii libdbusmenu-glib4 18.10.20180917~bzr490+repack1-1
ii libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0 2.38.1+dfsg-1
ii libgirepository-1.0-1 1.58.3-2
ii libglib2.0-0 2.60.6-1
ii libgom-1.0-0 0.3.3-5
ii libgstreamer1.0-0 1.14.4-1
ii libgtk-3-0 3.24.10-1
ii libpango-1.0-0 1.42.4-7
ii libpangocairo-1.0-0 1.42.4-7
ii libpeas-1.0-0 1.22.0-4

gnome-shell-pomodoro recommends no packages.

gnome-shell-pomodoro suggests no packages.

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