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Old 01-25-2006, 07:50 AM   #1
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Question Gnome desktop freezes sometimes

Hi All!

I'm using Ubuntu 5.10 with Gnome and not too long ago I began having some problems.

Problem #1

Basically what happens is that when I open an application it freezes. The window opens, but there's nothing inside the window and I get a warning later:

"The window [windowname] is not responding. Forcing this application to quit will cause you to you lose unsaved changes."

If I don't do anything, the application quits by itself.

Problem #2

The icons on my desktop disappear sometimes, and this often happens right alongside Problem #1. They later reappear after a while, but it is quite annoying.

Does anyone know what I can do to fix these problems?

Thanks in advance.
Old 01-25-2006, 11:42 AM   #2
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Did those problems happens when you login with a new user?
If yes, delete /home/you/.thegnomepreferencesfolder (i don't use gnome!).
If no maybe reinstall gnome packages...


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