Sometimes I get this weird thing where typing a name into the kickoff menu hangs after a few letters. It hangs the entire computer! Once it happens, I try to close it but have to wait about 20 seconds before I can do anything on the computer. Then everything else works fine (after it’s closed). But if I go back to kickoff and try again, it does the same thing! I can’t seem to find anything in “top” to indicate what’s happening.
Linux 220.127.116.11-0.1-default i686
AMD Sempron™ Processor 3100+ 1.8 GHZ
nVIDIA G98 GForce 8400 GS with nvidia driver
OK, I discovered a bit more. I went into kickoff’s “Menu Editor” and everything was fine until I clicked to create a new item. Then it hung for 14 seconds! From there, anytime I actually changed something or interacted with the “system” itself, it would hang. It seems that all the hanging has to do with when I’m interacting with the system itself.
IIRC you seem to have quite a number of issues generally. And I’m fairly sure you have already started a new .kde4
I say this because this hanging, seems like a config issue. But I could be wrong.
What I would do is this: Open a terminal and set ‘top’ running and set it so it is always on top.
Now perform the action that brings everything to a standstill and you should be able to watch top as all this is going on.
OK, here’s what I notice (only two things seem weird):
Nothing in top jumps above 5% of the CPU during this hanging
Here’s the weird
2. There’s 138 sleeping tasks (is that a lot?)
3. It says there’s 4 total users, but when I type “users” at the command line I just get my login name (UserGuy) 4 times! What does that mean?
Other than that I don’t see anything out of the ordinary yet.
Well, I’ve been using the new .kde4 folder for a while now and as far as I can tell, it fixed it! How do I figure out what it was (so I can keep it from happening again)? Is there a way I can compare differences?
What I do is keep a backup of .kde4
Do it from outside X
There is no one thing I can say will cause this and equally I can’t really say where to start looking. But as far as I can tell - life can suck and it just happens. Often when there is a big change. Like when you upgrade kde4 from the base install to Factory.
Well, this is weird, but now that I’ve installed openSUSE 11.3, this issue is occurring again! And I JUST installed a few days ago and this has been occurring since then (and it was a clean install). What could it be?
This hanging is not when I open kickoff, it’s when I type in an app’s name and it starts searching for it, and then, once it finds it, I click the app and then it hangs for a while before finally starting up the app.
Not sure. I’ll check. The problem is it’s not 100% of the time. usually it happens the first time I do it and then the next time it’s ok. But after restart, it’ll happen again (even if I wait 30 minutes after a reboot).