Cursor rotating very often for a long time

I use ostree://fedora-workstation:fedora/30/x86_64/silverblue Version: 30.20190413.n.1 (2019-04-13T17:46:44Z).

Very often the cursor changes to the rotating symbol and is rotating for a long time. But then changes back to the ordinary cursor.

Why does this happen?

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I confirm this behaviour. I’m running same version as you.
Don’t know why it’s happening.

In the logs (journalctl -xe|less) I see:

apr 15 12:18:16 localhost.localdomain polkitd[921]: Registered Authentication Agent for unix-process:6757:650656 (system bus name :1.589 [/usr/bin/pkttyagent --notify-fd 4 --fallback], object path /org/freedesktop/PolicyKit1/AuthenticationAgent, locale it_IT.UTF-8)
apr 15 12:18:16 localhost.localdomain rpm-ostree[2163]: Allowing active client :1.590 (uid 1000)
apr 15 12:18:16 localhost.localdomain rpm-ostree[2163]: client(id:cli dbus:1.590 unit:gnome-terminal-server.service uid:1000) added; new total=2
apr 15 12:18:17 localhost.localdomain rpm-ostree[2163]: client(id:cli dbus:1.590 unit:gnome-terminal-server.service uid:1000) vanished; remaining=1
apr 15 12:18:17 localhost.localdomain polkitd[921]: Unregistered Authentication Agent for unix-process:6757:650656 (system bus name :1.589, object path /org/freedesktop/PolicyKit1/AuthenticationAgent, locale it_IT.UTF-8) (disconnected from bus)
apr 15 12:18:29 localhost.localdomain dbus-broker-launch[902]: Activation request for 'org.freedesktop.resolve1' failed: Unit dbus-org.freedesktop.resolve1.service not found.
apr 15 12:18:29 localhost.localdomain dbus-broker-launch[902]: Activation request for 'org.freedesktop.resolve1' failed: Unit dbus-org.freedesktop.resolve1.service not found.
apr 15 12:18:29 localhost.localdomain dbus-broker-launch[902]: Activation request for 'org.freedesktop.resolve1' failed: Unit dbus-org.freedesktop.resolve1.service not found.
apr 15 12:18:32 localhost.localdomain dbus-broker-launch[902]: Activation request for 'org.freedesktop.resolve1' failed: Unit dbus-org.freedesktop.resolve1.service not found.
apr 15 12:18:33 localhost.localdomain dbus-broker-launch[902]: Activation request for 'org.freedesktop.resolve1' failed: Unit dbus-org.freedesktop.resolve1.service not found.
apr 15 12:19:14 localhost.localdomain firefox.desktop[1678]: IPDL protocol Error: Received an invalid file descriptor
apr 15 12:19:54 localhost.localdomain firefox.desktop[1678]: IPDL protocol Error: Received an invalid file descriptor
apr 15 12:20:02 localhost.localdomain dbus-broker-launch[902]: Activation request for 'org.freedesktop.resolve1' failed: Unit dbus-org.freedesktop.resolve1.service not found.
apr 15 12:23:29 localhost.localdomain dbus-broker-launch[902]: Activation request for 'org.freedesktop.resolve1' failed: Unit dbus-org.freedesktop.resolve1.service not found.
apr 15 12:23:29 localhost.localdomain dbus-broker-launch[902]: Activation request for 'org.freedesktop.resolve1' failed: Unit dbus-org.freedesktop.resolve1.service not found.
apr 15 12:23:29 localhost.localdomain dbus-broker-launch[902]: Activation request for 'org.freedesktop.resolve1' failed: Unit dbus-org.freedesktop.resolve1.service not found.
apr 15 12:23:32 localhost.localdomain dbus-broker-launch[902]: Activation request for 'org.freedesktop.resolve1' failed: Unit dbus-org.freedesktop.resolve1.service not found.
apr 15 12:23:33 localhost.localdomain dbus-broker-launch[902]: Activation request for 'org.freedesktop.resolve1' failed: Unit dbus-org.freedesktop.resolve1.service not found.
apr 15 12:25:02 localhost.localdomain dbus-broker-launch[902]: Activation request for 'org.freedesktop.resolve1' failed: Unit dbus-org.freedesktop.resolve1.service not found.

For this error, there’s an explanation here. But I have no idea if it may be related to the spinning cursor of gnome-shell…

I have it happen at times too, generally it does so when the PC is idle more than when I am busy on it. Usually, it is a flatpak that is open but idle for me. Reason? Maybe something to do with not updating the cursor after completing an action that initiated the “spinning cursor”.

Guess it’s related to GNOME 'cause I seen this issue a lot in F30 non-silverblue.

Yes I think you are correct on that. It doesn’t happen to me in Deepin or Pantheon who both use Wayland I believe.

(For the record this is probably a bug, but I don’t think Pantheon uses Wayland yet.)

I wasn’t sure about Pantheon, but was fairly certain about Deepin using Wayland. Yes it is a bug, I think as well, do you know if it has been filed yet? Maybe I’ll go over to the Gnome issue tracker and take a look.

Do you think you could be seeing https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1692135? As I understand that bug, it involves the wait cursor sometimes not going away after starting an application.

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Thanks for the link.

$ rpm -qi mutter | grep Version
Version     : 3.32.0

I’ll wait for 3.32.1 and see if it fixes the issue.