with 0 loadavg, it takes about 50-60 seconds for `sleep 10`
to terminate! this is very serious: the system clock gets
out of sync with the world, which screws up cron etc.
other, comparatively minor problems, are:
1. gnome breaks focus-follows-mouse behavior of fvwm:
to get focus I have to click on the window frame,
or move the mouse in and out of the window very slowly.
also, sometimes focus jumps unpredictably from one window
to another. this is extraordinarily annoying.
2. logout kills X even when gnoe-session is not the last
command in .xsession.
3. beep is veeeeery long. it was short before I ran gnome,
and I liked it that way!
4. start `gtop'. click on a line, then click on the
adjacent line, you get a segfault. Also, it would be
nice if I could kill a process
by selecting a line in gtop and pushing a button.
5. right-clicking on a swallowed application offers only
"move" and "remove", not properties (like size, command
6. clock in panel: seconds are missing (in general, I
want to be able to specify format), beep every 30
minutes is missing
7. right-click on a launcher button in the panel.
the menu appears. now you have to move the mouse away
from the menu and back there again to be able to
select an item (if you don't - nothing happens
when you click).
items 1 and 3 are explained by the main problem of timing (sleep 10
taking about 55 seconds to complete).
I am pretty sure that the problem is caused by a bug in glibc.
(I observe it in the two most recent versions 2.0.110 and 2.0.109, I
don't think it was in 2.0.108)