Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 492681
Gnome hangs when switching between different workplaces
Last modified: 2009-12-18 04:07:43 EST
Description of problem:
I'm using Gnome. I frequently switch between its 4 workspaces. Everything works well first. When I switch to another workspace all the windows and icons (Computer, Trash etc.) on that workspace appear almost immediately. But after 25-30 switches it suddenly gets slow in redrawing the icons on the Desktop. The Desktop hangs for a second or two. I can reset it by opening the "Change Desktop Background" window and closing it. I don't even have to change anything in that window. Just open and close it. The icons on the Desktop start to appear almost immediately again.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start X
2. Leave one workspace empty. Just the usual icons such as Computer, user's Home, and Trash
3. On another workspace open an xterm and maximize the window so it fills the whole desktop
4. Start switching between the two workspaces. You can use either the keyboard or the mouse. It doesn't matter.
ASUS A7S333 motherboard; AMD Athlon XP 1700+ CPU; 767Mb of RAM
NVIDIA GPU GeForce2 MX/MX 400 (64Mb); LG L222W LCD
Linux version 220.127.116.11-170.2.35.fc10.i686
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