Bug 40672 - Runaway background-properties-capplet process
Summary: Runaway background-properties-capplet process
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: control-center
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jonathan Blandford
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-05-15 13:57 UTC by hughett
Modified: 2013-04-02 04:15 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2004-08-18 21:00:02 UTC

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Description hughett 2001-05-15 13:57:57 UTC
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 17:57:30 UTC
If you still have this problem, can you send me the contents of 


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