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Old 05-25-2003, 09:16 PM   #1
SYS49152
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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?
 
Old 05-25-2003, 09:44 PM   #2
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Why not try another enviornment like Window Maker, I know it's not a full environment but just give it a shot. I like it a lot. (Hey, that rhymed)
 
Old 05-25-2003, 10:25 PM   #3
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Try adding more RAM. That should be easy. Else, try other distro ;-)


Have fun :-)
 
Old 05-25-2003, 11:21 PM   #4
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Thanks. I probably will try some other environment(s). But I very happy with Gnome generally, so I'm hoping to find the solution. I have 256 MB of RAM, and I don't seem to be running out of it.
 
Old 05-25-2003, 11:29 PM   #5
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Have you turned on the 'network' service?
Else nautilus won't work while connected.
 
Old 05-26-2003, 01:33 AM   #6
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Smile

lokee,

THANK YOU! I'm pretty sure that was it. I had turned off the network service so I wouldn't be hassled for my ethernet card that I'm not using. I was having the trouble just now. I started the network service, and the thing I was waiting for came up. Then I loaded up my desktops with piles of Nautilus, Galeon, Mozilla and other windows, and everything keeps coming up without delay.

I am very happy now.

Last edited by SYS49152; 05-26-2003 at 01:38 AM.
 
Old 05-26-2003, 01:36 PM   #7
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Hi,

I would like to confirm that I had the same problems
recently on my Redhat 9 install. For some reason,
the network subsystem was trashed while mucking around.
After fixing it the slowdown completely disappeared.
 
Old 05-27-2003, 12:22 AM   #8
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SYS49152, don't thank me, thank luck!
 
  


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