Bug 2766 - GNOME SlashApp hangs GNOME while loading headlines
GNOME SlashApp hangs GNOME while loading headlines
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-core (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Elliot Lee
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Reported: 1999-05-12 13:05 EDT by Raul Acevedo
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-10-26 11:58:53 EDT
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Description Raul Acevedo 1999-05-12 13:05:04 EDT
Pretty self-explanatory.  You can't do anything in GNOME
while SlashApp is loading headlines.  If this takes a while,
or forever because there's something wrong with either your
network connection or the slashdot site, the panel is
completely useless.

This is bad.  It means the pager is unusable.  *Anything*
under the panel is unusable.  And if you start messing
around by clicking around the panel, or killing the
slash_applet process, you can hose your GNOME panel config
pretty badly.
Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-07-02 13:30:59 EDT
I have confirmed this to be true on a standard 6.0 install in our test
lab. If the ethernet device (or ppp) is taken down while the slash
applet is running, the panel no longer accepts input. When the network
is again usable the panel eventually comes back. This has been
assigned to a developer for further review.
Comment 2 Elliot Lee 1999-10-26 11:58:59 EDT
There is a workaround for this problem in the development version of

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