I’ve been getting a weird issue where if I have firefox (3.6) open, I frequently cannot open other apps or even dolphin until I force quit firefox. However, when I look at “top” or sysinfo, it appears I have enough memory. This has been happening since about 1 month or so after I installed openSUSE 11.2 and has been getting progressively worse.
Sometimes when I try to open dolphin, it does nothing. If I then force quit firefox, dolphin suddenly opens up. And sometimes dolphin or other apps will just hang and I have to force quit them or quite firefox.
Also, when I quit firefox (after starting from icon on the taskbar, it went to 95% and then 98% usage of the CPU and just hung there (for well over a minute until I finally force quit it). After I post this message, I’ll quit this command-line-started firefox and let you know what happens.
UPDATE: Ok, when I quit from the command line it also went to 95-98% CPU BUT only for about 5-7 seconds and then it quit. Whereas the one started from an icon on the taskbar never quits.