"failed to execute child process" "Input/output error"
I have a Dell laptop running Linux Fedora Core 7 Moonshine. I am running Gnome desktop. I get very strange errors from time to time, of the type:
Failed to execute child process: [process-name] Input/output error
where [process-name] has happened up until now to be:
* gnome-screensaver - this used to happen a lot after I was booting. It annoyed me so I disabled the screensaver. However, the problem is not solved, read on...
* gnome-terminal - I try to open a new terminal, and I get the above-mentioned error.
I also mention that, after this error is displayed, I notice an important degratation is system response time: any GUI interaction is seriously delayed( 1-2 minutes ), and also from the terminal (Ctrl+Alt+F1) keyboard input is very slow.
Any suggestions regarding this behaviour?
Linux 188.8.131.52-88.fc7 #1 SMP i686