Problem starting Gnome apps after resume

Travis Watkins alleykat at
Fri Jul 15 07:39:25 CDT 2005

On 7/15/05, Chris Wilson <blixtra at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I posted this a couple days ago on the user list but got no responses.
> Maybe this is more a developer thing.
> I've got hoary installed on a T21 thinkpad with all updates. Sleep and
> hibernate work fine except for the fact that after resume I'm not able
> to start any gnome apps.
> Applications that were already open work fine. Also, I'm able to get
> as far as opening one window of a gnome app throw the Applications
> menu but the window is empty (no menu, text etc.). The next time I try
> to access the menu the menu doesn't open, only the text (Applications,
> Places or System) is highlighted and it hangs like that. If I've
> already had the terminal open before suspending then I'm able to use
> it to start non-gnome programs (firefox, kde programs, etc.)
> I've tried countless variations in /etc/default/acpi-support to no avail.
> Has anyone had this problem? Know a solution?
> Thanks (again)
> Chris

I had a similar problem when my / partition got remounted read only. I
can't remember exactly what it was but I know about 400 copies of a
certain program was getting spawned. Check top and/or ps and see what
is running after everything dies.

Travis Watkins

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