Bug 40672 - Runaway background-properties-capplet process
Runaway background-properties-capplet process
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: control-center (Show other bugs)
7.1
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
resolved.

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 
~/.gnome/Background.

Thanks,

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