It could be a startup application holding things up. If you do the ctrl+alt+F1 and login as your user, then run top to see what’s running etc. If it’s the gnome-shell, then login as root user, and run;
init 5 && exit
Then press ctrl+alt+F7 (or F8) and login as your user.
On 2011-05-30 09:06, suse kid wrote:
> It happened again.
> I pressed CTRL+ALT+F1 & then did top but I didn’t see any
> application taking 100% cpu. As you know I cant copy/paste from there.
Yes, you can.
You need to start service rcgpm to copypaste with the mouse in text mode.
Or, you tell top to run for just 3 cycles and pipe the result to a file.
top -b -n 3 > top.txt
> What is the procedure to find out which app is causing the issue ?
If you do not see a busy app, it is typically a busy disk. Something is
reading or writing a lot. It is not easy to see in top, except perhaps the
percent of “wa”, or "wait"if I’m not mistaken.
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 11.2 x86_64 “Emerald” at Telcontar)