seems that nobody knows the solution for this bothersome problem i have
3 months ago i had a fresh install of feisty fawn with XFS filesystem
everything was great
last month, it started to have some problems, nautilus was very prone to hanging
sometime hanging also gnome-panels
and leaving my system so unstable that i had to reboot by hard reset..
no other way of rebooting worked.
this happened a few times until i cleaned .nautilus and .metacity
last week i noticed that ekiga, gnome.schedule, update-manager don't work anymore
for no apparent reason..
i did this:
delete .nautilus, .metacity, .gconf, .gconf2
purge and reinstall ekiga, gnome-schedule
tried to launch them via terminal to see what error they give
and found this:
update-manager shows the icon, but if i click on it doesn't open the window and simply hang there
ekiga doesnt start, not even if started by terminal, just hangs there with no error.
gnome-schedule doesnt start if started as root, starts and works fine if as user.
when started as root opens a white window w/o icons and text....just draws the outline and the maximize, close button.
since i DONT WANT to reinstall again i would love to repair the installation
if someone can help me, please leave a note.
i also reinstalled libpt.so package..
i really don't have a clue where else to poke..