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Bug 40672 - Runaway background-properties-capplet process
Runaway background-properties-capplet process
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: control-center (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jonathan Blandford
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-05-15 09:57 EDT by hughett
Modified: 2013-04-02 00:15 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-08-18 17:00:02 EDT
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Description hughett 2001-05-15 09:57:57 EDT
Description of Problem:  
Starting Gnome on my machine creates a process running
/usr/bin/background-properties-capplet which proceeds to use nearly 100% of
one cpu.  Possibly related is the fact that attempting to set the
background image via gnomecc hangs and the gnomecc window has to be killed.

How Reproducible:  
Always happens on the one machine that I've installed RH 7.1 on so far.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. startx to start the X window system

Additional Information:
This is a dual-Pentium III machine and was upgraded from an older RH 6.2
installation.  All the reported rpmnew and rpmsave conflicts have been

The full invocation of the runaway process was
background-properties-capplet --sm-client-id
11825b1f5a000093662765700000013780008 --init-session-settings

If this process is killed and restarted with the same invocation, the new
process terminates within a few seconds.
Comment 1 Jonathan Blandford 2001-08-16 13:57:30 EDT
If you still have this problem, can you send me the contents of 


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