Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 161535
menu delay in GNOME panel
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:08 EST
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Description of problem:
When clicking on the menu items in the GNOME panel (for example Applications, PLaces, Desktop) there is sometimes a several second delay before it opens. It apparently happens randomly... whether I have any windows open or not.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Not sure how to reproduce... happens randomly (apparently)
USB Logitech Optical Scroll Mouse
Not sure if this is the same bug or not, but I get a significant delay only the
first time after logging in or installing a new package. It seems that the menu
is being rebuilt, but not until requested.
Also see this thread: http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?p=296233
I think this is something related to GTK+ and it happens only the first time
after log in, it is fast again after that. But the delay is huge and annoying,
about 3-5 seconds. I know for sure that the whole time is spent reading a lot
from the hard disk. The funny thing is that I have Ubuntu Hoary (Gnome 2.10)
installed on another (slower) machine and it is always fast, even the first time
so this is specific to Fedora Core 4 (Fedora Core 3 is fast too).
I'll try to strace the panel or what ever process it is and attach the result to
this bug report.
mclasen, are you aware of this issue? I was tempted to write directly to you
until I found this bug report.
Well, my first unresearched guess at why this would be slow would be icon loading.
Note gtk+ has gained icon image caching since FC3, so it may be a bug in that.
Not really sure...assigning to gnome-panel for now.
No, this delay had to do with the loading of the .desktop files themselves.
The panel in rawhide loads the menus in an idle handler now, so you shouldn't
see this delay. See:
Mark, does this mean that FC4 wont get any fix? any plan to backport the code
from the devel branch? as I said, Ubuntu Hoary is performing ok in this regard.