applications in Gnome taking forever (minutes) to launch
I started using Gnome the other day. At first I had no trouble. My problem is that it is now taking forever for applications to launch. It's not that the system is being unresponsive. An example: I double-click the "Start Here" icon. Nothing happens, the CPU is mostly idle, and I can go about my business normally except that Nautilus doesn't come up with the "Start Here" stuff. Then, maybe a couple of minutes later, it suddenly comes up. Once it comes up, it behaves normally. This seems to happen only after I've started something like Galeon or Mozilla.
I have to think that it is waiting for something and then giving up on it. I've searched for a solution, but I don't seem to have enough of a clue about what's wrong to find the answer.
I installed Red Hat 7.2 just recently, and I'm also trying out KDE. I don't think I had this problem initially, because I was using Galeon quite happily at first, and now I dread to try opening it. I think the trouble may have started when I first tried KDE and then went back to Gnome.
Could anyone give any insight or suggested troubleshooting?