Bug#965317: gnome-shell: failed to write to XWayland

smcv at debian.org smcv at debian.org
Sun Jul 19 13:02:31 BST 2020

On Sun, 19 Jul 2020 at 12:58:06 +0200, EdiD wrote:
> Gnome-shell crashes and (systemd) restarts DE. All running applications are killed. Errors from log:
> 	gnome-shell[1119]: WL: error in client communication (pid 1119)
> 	gnome-shell[1179]: (EE) failed to write to XWayland fd: Broken pipe

I suspect this is happening because Xwayland has crashed (you can
find out by looking at previous lines in the system log). If it
is, please report that as a bug in Xwayland, with a backtrace:

It is unlikely to be possible to fix this without either a backtrace,
or a sequence of instructions to reproduce the same crash.


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