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Gnome Shell freezes after lock #149
So... Here's my theory:
I have found these log messages:
The AUR package (https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/gnome-shell-extension-appindicator-git/) is obviously on git commit cce5579 (March 2018)
Commit 7bd97d4 shows a newly introduced ByteArray.toString() command, obviously a fix. (October 2018)
I have two machines: joi1 (error occurs) and joi2 (no error). I know that I have installed the extension on joi1 before October 2018, thus I did not have the fix and obviously the old version is not fully compatible with the most recent Gnome version. And the extension code did not get updated because the AUR has not been updated since March 2018.
On joi2 I have installed the extension after October 2018, thus the machine did have the fix and that's why the error does not occur there.
My conclusion is that if you have the extension AND experience the crash on screen lock you need to remove the extension (removes the old unfixed extension) and reinstall it.
@kylecorry31 The extension's issue has been fixed last year already.
The reason for us Arch users having problems was that the AUR package had not been updated to include the fix. This has been remedied as well now. I am not sure whether your problem is actually related with this issue as the problem was not a freeze of some kind (the title of this issue is a bit misleading) or delayed login but a crash of the Gnome Shell (and the REAL problem is that the Gnome Shell can be taken down by a faulty/not up to date extension).