On Sun, 2013-05-05 at 23:07 +0100, Richard Brown wrote:
I'm having a very weird problem with one of my machines
Richard, I run into a similar (but not identical) issue on two different computers, a laptop and a desktop, both with Intel graphics However when this happens to me I *am* able to use Activities and launch new applications.
I haven't noticed if "non-core" applications work or not, since I don't use many. I will try to open one next time I run into this. And I haven't exhibited enough patience to see if the problem resolves itself with time, as you have -- I normally switch ttys and kill the session with loginctl when this happens.
One more important note - I've been hitting this on Fedora 18, so it's probably an upstream issue.