About once a week my Gnome desktop looses the ability to fillin widgets for
windows I open. Through some helpful debugging I've narrowed it down to the esd
process blocking things up. If I kill -9 the esd process, my windows start
filling out again. Ray Strode has seen this once before. I'm filing this
ticket so it doesn't get lost.
I have no known way of reproducing, however if I'm in the office the next time
this happens I can show somebody.
happens to me even more often. esd will all the sudden consume 97% or more cpu
(on a dual core!). Killing it recovers everything.
Jost, eating CPU is different from blocking the session. Please file another bug
about your problem.
Jesse, could you get a backtrace of your program (with -debuginfo installed)
when this happens? Also, could you check whether you can still play sounds using
I haven't seen this happen in a while, so I don't know if I can ever provide
I'll close it as insufficient data. Feel free to reopen the bug if you can
provide the data requested.