Binary package hint: gnome-settings-daemon
Upon login to Gnome and waking up the laptop from sleep the gnome-settings-daemon is extensively reading something from the hard disk. I watched it by iotop, tried to figure out what does it open by lsof and readahead-watch, but I only found some screensaver files and gnome-libs. I have no clue what is it looking for.
It's really frustrating when I have 10 minutes in the morning to read my emails and I have to wait 5-6 minutes for gnome-settings-daemon to finish it's something before I get use my computer normally (normally means that I can launch programs in a sensible time).
If I kill gnome-settings-daemon, of course the problem is gone so as my gnome theme making it a not really working workaround.
The problem also existed on Jaunty, now on Karmic too, how could I track it down and find out what causes this behaviour?
Date: Sat Jan 9 09:55:17 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
Package: gnome-settings-daemon 2.28.1-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-16.53-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-16-generic x86_64