Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 40672
Runaway background-properties-capplet process
Last modified: 2013-04-02 00:15:06 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.
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
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
If this process is killed and restarted with the same invocation, the new
process terminates within a few seconds.
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