I am using 32bit OpenSuse 12.1 with KDE 4.9.1 "release 561". Currently I often face this error message:

Could not start process Unable to create io-slave:klauncher said:Error loading kio-file
it often happens when I have only opened one Konqueror window, few tabs in Chromium and a document in LibreOffice and want to open an image in Gwenview or something similar.

According to ksysguard, there should be still enough RAM and CPU to run that app, but I got this message instead. Closing some apps and retrying helps but it is really stupid.

Sometimes I also notice increase of CPU fan noise and partial freezing of whole system for a short time without any reason. Checked ksysguard and it looks like there is a problem with kio-file which sometimes increases its load although the PC is in idle state.

Is there and possible solution?


PS: this PC has Phenom X3 CPU, 2 GB RAM and 500 GB HDD, so it should be enough - I used linux on worse machines without that issue