Performance strangeness

David Vincent dvincent at
Tue Feb 26 04:17:43 UTC 2008

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jack wrote:
> I've been noticing this all evening. My Gutsy laptop has started
> exhibiting strangeness - When I double-click on a folder to open it, I
> get a dialog that says "Opening 'FOLDER'. You can stop this operation by
> clicking cancel... Yet the folders do not open at all. This has been
> going on for a few hours. Any idea how I can locate the source of this
> problem ?

This has happened to me on some really slow/low memory laptops when they
are trying to load Nautilus and have a lot of memory swapped (the system
struggling to keep up).

It has also happened to me on a P4-3.2ghz machine with 1gb RAM when
network shares were slow to respond (Nautilus is brutal for that if you
use NFS and the server disappears).

On a somewhat related note I've spent some of today switching to Autofs
mounts for my NFS shares due to Nautilus suckage.

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