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Old 06-28-2005, 10:58 PM   #1
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Gnome Crashes?


I notice some times when i move icons or do anything else sometimes gnome just freezes for me i move an icon and it shows a wierd arrow , but i can move the mouse but nothing else works and i find my self restarting my computer 5 - 10 times a day is this normal .. i know it isnt how can i fix this im planning to install KDE tomorow if this doesnt fix.

Becasue my friend told me this is very bad for linux to keep crashing

also if you see this please anwser this question i need to known what to do

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=338222
 
Old 06-29-2005, 12:22 AM   #2
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Is this normal? Is Gnome Usaly un-stable?
 
Old 06-29-2005, 12:35 AM   #3
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Try using gnome-system-monitor to monitor the CPU usage, or use "top" on the commandline.

Assuming the keyboard is functional:
Also, you can do "ps -A" in a terminal to see all process that are running, then you can kill a process if its giving problems.
Instead of rebooting the system, try restarting the X server (Ctrl+Alt+Backspace)

If you are looking for a lightweight fast window-manager, then I'd recommend XFCE, but you might take some time getting used to it.
 
Old 06-29-2005, 01:05 AM   #4
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maybe your computer is really and you are running something like fedora, suse, mandrake.
 
Old 06-29-2005, 02:19 AM   #5
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Gnome isnt as stable as it once was try use dolpin gnome or even better fluxbox .
 
Old 06-29-2005, 08:06 AM   #6
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im currently using ubuntu linux , but im planning to switch to KDE becasue i have no clue how to do the things you stated above 'dolpin gnome or even better fluxbox'

Im getting used to gnome but one thing is drawing me back from keeping it the random crashes which i cant controlle and when it freezes my mouse and keyboard doesnt work and the screenjust stays the same.
 
Old 06-29-2005, 08:38 AM   #7
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What distro do you use ? Gnome is very stable for me. It's quite odd that it crashes as you said.
Fluxbox is nice also, but you'll have to get used to having no icons and just a plain desktop. Icons
are available with some tweaking.. Try icewm, it's quite good.
 
Old 06-29-2005, 09:02 AM   #8
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The distro im using is : ubuntu

What is icewm , and what does it do. Also i have another problem yesterday i updated ubuntu and for some reason , I cant see the recylaning bin ( trash bin) on the bottom left of the bar its not there , what can i do to fix this or where can i see the files and delete them?
 
Old 06-29-2005, 12:07 PM   #9
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For example i just now went to cahnge my screensaver and once again everything froze.
 
Old 06-29-2005, 11:35 PM   #10
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The trash is stored in your home directory as .Trash/ directory. Your problem is very odd. Gnome is quite stable for me. Try using another window manager. If the problem goes away, then try reinstalling gnome. If the problem stays, then it might go deeper than the window-manager.

You also mentioned that the system froze when you were changing a screensaver. Was it an OpenGL screensaver?
 
  


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