system stability problem
I've noticed some bugs in my system that are starting to get on my nerve, and I dont know what to make of it.
I'm running Slackware 10 with 2.4.28
The first thing I noticed was in.identd always running as a process. I've never noticed this before on my other systems. Secondly, gaim started behaving weird. It takes longer to log in, and the buddy list doesnt get completely drawn onto the screen until about a minute and a half later. Then sometimes, scrolling down will lag the buddy list. When I switch desktops, the buddy list will become blank, as if its a hanging process (you know the kind you end up having to use xkill on). The next thing I noticed was that whenever I create a new tab in firefox, the focus does not go directly onto the address bar, and tab won't do it either. This is very minute, yet quite annoying. I upgraded gaim, but have not done so for firefox. I wonder if its a problem with my X server sometimes, as when I DO get on gaim, it doesnt accurately report my idle, because I can be doing things on the computer, and I will suddenly go idle. Nothing noticeable in .xsession-errors.
I also tried chkrootkit, in the off chance that I had been rooted, but nothing turns out as a positive.
Any ideas as to what my problem could be? Any other steps I should take to give myself/you forum viewers more information about my system?
Thanks in advance