"Computer"-Menu actions lag by up to half a minute

Eamonn Sullivan eamonn.sullivan at gmail.com
Thu Mar 17 09:38:14 UTC 2005

On Wed, 16 Mar 2005 20:21:41 +0000, Markus Amersdorfer
<der.plusch.lists at gmx.at> wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> Sometimes, it takes up to half a minute or more for the commands
> "Computer -- Log Out" and "Computer -- Lock Screen" to come up with a
> reaction after I initiated them.
> The system simply doesn't seem to do anything initially, but after this
> long break it then reacts accordingly.
> Most of the time that is at least: sometimes, when nothing happens
> seems to be going to happen at all, I then need to reboot the machine
> (via the console) in order for the system to become stable again.
> (Killing X works from time to time, but more often X will not come up
> after killing it anymore ...)

I've noticed this too, but less often on Hoary than on Warty. I
believe (with no definitive evidence) that it happens sometimes if
there's a change to the mounted file systems (i.e., what's displayed
on the desktop). It often happens, for example, if I mount or umount a
samba share and then immediately try to log out. Did you recently
insert a CD or mount or umount a camera or something?


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