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I've downloaded the gnome-shell theme extention. Using the default theme has no problem, but as soon as I try using one of the themes, clicking the "windows" key, then writing something to start searching for it, and the X server gets stuck. I'm using Ubuntu 10.11, with gnome shell verion 3.2.2 Thanks for your help Yair

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Please update your question correct some local language "yair". strictly English recommended . – twister_void Apr 2 '12 at 3:36
Which Version of gnome themes u use – twister_void Apr 2 '12 at 6:51
Are you using any proprietary driver (ATI/AMD or Nvidia) ? Because I'm on Ubuntu Oneiric (gnome, currently using the gnome-shell theme extension and I see no crash on the X server. – GalmWing Apr 2 '12 at 16:26
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As Gaurav_Java already said, there is no fix as it is right now! This problem started with Gnome-Shell v3.2 and is mostly related to Nvidia drivers.

You can install this Shell-extension, called "Disable Search", which does not resolve the problem itself, but simply disables the search function and therefore the crashes of X server (meaning: you don't have to force your machine to reboot every time).

Hopefully there will be a fix soon!

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This is not the FIX soution for this . u must try restarting shell to do following do this:

  • Alt+F2

  • type 'r' and press return

  • Even if the alt+f2 dialog doesn't show, it will still take your command and run it.

this will help u restarting shell . may be this would help

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Nope. Tried it, and I also tried full restart. – GuruYaya Apr 2 '12 at 6:36

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