Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 115681
The menus freeze temporarily
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:36 EST
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Description of problem:
From time to time I find that the menus freeze temporarily, about 1
minutes or so. Nothing happens when I click on the main menu (the one
with a red fedora). I am not sure but it seems linked with the
closing of a nautilus window.
Specifities in this box
1) Networking is not set since the network card is unsupported by the
2) Sound is not configured since first boot crashed.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Seems to happen when closing a nautilus window
Actual Results: Looong time where nothing happens when you press the
main menu button.
Expected Results: Main menu displaying
Yes, this happens to me daily. It does seem to be connected some with
nautilus and close a window. I've also notice that any additional
panel menus also fail to come up. (for instance if you right click on
a panel to adjust it's properties. )
This happens all the time for me. Gnome panel completely freezes.
When I kill gnome-panel and restart it, even that
doesnt work! I need to kill and start nautilus again.
Any workarounds ?
Can't reproduce here with Raw Hide. Any more details you can give on
exactly what type of Nautilus windows you need to close - are they
network/NFS shares you're browsing maybe ?
Alex: does this ring a bell with you? Could it be the VFS daemon
hanging or something?
The gnome-vfs daemon won't be used for vfolder reading, so i don't
think thats it.
I believe that I saw this the first time that I logged in to GNOME,
but haven't seen it since. strace showed that gnome-panel was trying
to obtain a write-lock on the file "/root/.recently-used". fuser
showed that the file was open by gnome-panel and nautilus. I killed
nautilus, and the panel started working again. It would seem that
nautilus is keeping the .recently-used file locked for too long.
Might this be the same issue as bug 113075 (that one is for FC 1)?
*** Bug 113705 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Assuming this has since gone away, haven't had more recent reports of it
This happens to me every first time I try to open the menu; my delay is aprox.
(Fedora Core 4, i386)