Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 126873
gnome-panel menu freezes and steals focus
Last modified: 2007-04-18 13:09:14 EDT
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Description of problem:
This is a hard-to-reproduce bug. :/
Sometimes, after the first launch of the gnome-panel (before it has
had a chance to cache the icons for the menuitems), I can get the
panel to freeze and/or crash while loading icons. This is the first
time I've been able to get a backtrace out of it, but sadly I couldn't
copy and paste it so I've copied what seem to be the relevant parts of
the path here.
Basically, it looks like something is freezing in
gnome_desktop_item_find_icon. I don't know exactly what it is, but the
backtrace showed these functions were responsible:
Might it have something to do with having a home directory mounted on NFS?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. On fresh launch of gnome-panel, hover over menu items in main menu
2. I'm not sure exactly how to reproduce. It's difficult. :/
3. Sometimes will result in a freeze; other times, will result in a crash.
Actual Results: This time, it froze. Focus was stolen, hitting 'Esc'
on the keyboard did not work, and clicking outside of the menu area
also did not work.
Expected Results: The panel should cache all of the icons before the
user even hovers over them, IMHO. Maybe even keep them cached in a
special spot before it launches so that the menus are instantaneous
and there is no first-launch lag.
I'd really need a full stack trace with debuginfo to figure out what's
going on here. If it happes again, switch to console or ssh in and get
a stack trace from there.
Also, I'm going to be updating to the gnome-panel from GNOME 2.7 very
shortly, so hopefully the problem might go away.
No response, assuming problem went away