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Re: Reproducible bug

I'll have another go. This is getting tedious.

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On Sun 12 Nov 2017 at 20:53:23 (+0100), Laurent Lyaudet wrote:
> Hello,
> Well, find behavior and hidden files was not the intended topic of this
> thread ;)
> I do already know about Ctrl+H, ls -a, etc.
> And indeed my find command is incorrect since I forgot the dot or some
> wildcard at the beginning.
> After correction, I can say there is no .xsession-errors file on my system.
> The only matches were
> /usr/share/xsessions
> /etc/X11/Xsession.d/40x11-common_xsessionrc

There's nothing special about the filename .xsession-errors. On this
system, it's just the value of $ERRFILE, set in /etc/X11/Xsession.
But I don't run gnome, so I couldn't say what its startup files are
like. I can only assume that some sort of juggling goes on because
~/.xsession-errors belongs to the user who started the X server,
but (again I assume) a graphical system must start X before any user
has logged in through the (graphical) display manager.

So you might be better off using find to find files newer than,
say, 5 minutes old immediately after booting and logging in.

$ find ~ -mmin -5 -type f -print

> So yes, it may be strange if usually there is plenty of X session errors.
> After googling, I looked at /var/log/messages with a lot of, well, messages
> that I didn't found interesting and related to my problem.
> I also looked at /var/log/gdm3/ but it was empty.
> Regarding the boot errors, I have plenty of them as with any laptop I've
> seen running with Linux since laptops tend to have weird hardware.
> However, despite the same boot errors since I installed Debian on this
> laptop, the bug I'm talking in this thread was not present until a few
> weeks ago.

Someone mentioned network timeouts. Does this button/menu/whatever
do anything involving the network which could be stalled while
DHCP is doing its dirty work.

> I also forgot to say that soon after the bug started I found that hitting
> the super/windows/apple key works despite the click not working.
> And I already know some people out there will say "problem solved, he can
> put up with the bug".

Well that's at least a workaround, not a solution, assuming that what
"works" is the functionality you expected from clicking.

But if you want to chase down this bug, you might find a gnome list
more productive than this one, viz.

> > > someone else perhaps could help on where and how to debug gtk/gnome