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Old 10-06-2003, 05:41 PM   #1
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Gaim freezes every 10 seconds


Gaim 0.70 is freezing ALL the time. I literally can't keep it open for more than 15 seconds without it freezing up. I'm running IceWM, the problem also plagued me with KDE.

Are there any known pieces of software that it conflicts with? My browser is Firebird, mail program is Thunderbird, and I'm a frequent user of Bittorrent on Gentoo. I'm using AIM, ICQ, MSN, and Yahoo, are any of these clients unstable?

It's really damn annoying...
 
Old 10-06-2003, 05:45 PM   #2
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if you are having trouble with KDE and Gaim then it may not be the programs but something in the way your config is set up

is the screen freezing , mouse stopping , keyboard works but you can't seem to get everything working at the same time?
 
Old 10-06-2003, 05:52 PM   #3
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It's just Gaim freezing. They keyboard, mouse, etc... still works, but gaim doesn't. I can still select gaim windows, but the graphics get whited out if a window is on top of them. Also, it appears as if I can still receive messages, a gaim window will open but it'll be white and I can't interact with it.

I also can't close the program any other way than by killing it.
 
Old 10-06-2003, 06:09 PM   #4
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hmm
I have trouble with that too
not gaim mind you
but some programs
lock up from time to time
have you logged out then back in?
 
Old 10-06-2003, 06:16 PM   #5
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Yep, it's been happening for the last couple days... lots of different logins...

Interestingly enough... some logins make gaim freeze less frequently than others. :-/
 
Old 10-06-2003, 06:26 PM   #6
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once a month or so I get something that freezes

usually some program that I have just installed

or is " so revolutionary it doesn't need a manual "
or apparently documentation

I just remove it and go on
 
Old 10-06-2003, 06:51 PM   #7
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in linux, programs don't really mess with other programs.
it's programs that were compiled with different versions
of the libraries or program or library bugs.
in your case, you can try deleting your config file, but if
it's locking up under different users, you should try
the different versions of the programs that you can get
ahold of.
 
Old 10-06-2003, 07:27 PM   #8
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yeah I agree - I would try another installation package type - It's poissible the version you are using is conflicting with something or has a bug.

NB - shutdown firewalls? shutdown all logging cycles?
 
Old 10-06-2003, 07:52 PM   #9
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I'm going to ask a gentoo specific question here... but if I unmerge gaim that'll remove the possible library conflicts I believe...
 
Old 10-06-2003, 07:55 PM   #10
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oh, and newb question... what's a logging cycle?
 
Old 10-06-2003, 08:20 PM   #11
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well I'm no expert but it is the period of time servers will run self checks and produce logs. Someone please correct me if I am wrong. I have heard on other forums of possible issues where the checking can cause something to freeze up or crash after 10 minutes.
 
Old 10-06-2003, 08:30 PM   #12
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If this logging cycle is affecting the stability of my programs is it possible to disable it? And if so, how?
 
Old 10-06-2003, 08:44 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by amphibious
I'm going to ask a gentoo specific question here... but if I unmerge gaim that'll remove the possible library conflicts I believe...
yes, it's true that gaim will quit crashing if you uninstall it.
 
Old 10-06-2003, 10:17 PM   #14
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yes, it's true that gaim will quit crashing if you uninstall it.
yes yes... well, i unmerged it, then reemerged it. still crashes. bleh.
 
Old 10-07-2003, 01:08 AM   #15
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get a different version.
 
  


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