I installed gnome-shell a few months ago. This is the package information:

$ dpkg-query --show gnome-shell
gnome-shell 3.5.2+git20120615.7524210d-0ubuntu1~12.04~ricotz1

I use Ubuntu at work everyday so this is really annoying because I have to restart everytime. Here's the situation: after 4-6 hours of work my Chromium window starts to look like this (when maximize):

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Tab titles, bookmarks and buttons disappear (I have to hover so I can actually see them). Tab content turns black (again, hover).

First I thought it was a Chromium issue and minimizing the window seems to solve the problem (for a while):

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After 30-60 minutes the problems persists and then I have to minimize even more. Then, I realized Chromium was not the only one. This is geany:

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Same thing with buttons and left panel.

I was wondering if this is some kind of known gnome-shell issue and if this is the case, how can I solve it?



From gnome-tweak-tool

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Edit 2:

Problem persist even with official gnome-shell PPA

P.S. Please don't say "use Unity"

  • using any custom gtk theme? – Web-E Jul 17 '12 at 17:41
  • This question should instead be filed as a bug report, and as such is off-topic, thanks! Instructions on filing a bug report are here. – Jorge Castro Jul 17 '12 at 17:43
  • It's probably best to just report it as a bug to find if there's a duplicate. – Jorge Castro Jul 17 '12 at 17:44
  • @Web-E updated my question – César Jul 17 '12 at 17:46
  • Not use Unity, but use the official supported 3.4 gnome-shell; if you want to use bleeding-edge experimental PPA versions, well, this just comes with the territory. – ish Jul 17 '12 at 18:02

You are using an unofficial unsupported version of gnome-shell from Gnome 3.5 from the "ricotz" PPA. File a bug with the PPA maintainer.

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  • Yes, that was the problem. Now I'm using official GNOME ppa. Thanks – César Jul 17 '12 at 19:28

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