[gutsy] gedit, terminal and/or eclipse hang temporarily at random intervals

Bug #184812 reported by YoHell on 2008-01-21
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Bug Description

Ever since I switched from Feisty to Gutsy some applications have started hanging unexpectedly and temporarily at seemingly random intervals. Primarily, it's gedit, the gnome terminal, and eclipse that are affected.

I haven't been able to reliably reproduce this error to my tech guys at work, but it occurrs several times a day. The applications are more likely to hang when the computer has been left alone for a period of time (~30mins) but it can also happen while I'm actively working, and then most often when I'm swithing applications and/or workspaces. When the hangs occur, the application becomes unresponsive and its gui is not redrawn. After 5-120 seconds the application unfreezes and behaves normally. Gedit will sometimes spit one or several error messeges at the terminal at this time (of which I have kept none, sorry). I usually start gedit from the terminal but I always start eclipse using a launcher from the gnome panel. The applications do not necessarily hang all at the same time, and no other components seem to be affected. I can still browse the internet using firefox while the application is frozen, list my nfs mounts (including my home directory), play music using xmms and so on, but since 90% of my work is done using gedit, the terminal and eclipse this issue is quickly becoming a nuisance for me.

These problems started after a dist-upgrade from feisty, and have persisted even after a fresh install on another partition.

I use a dell optiplex 745 behind a firewall on a university network. Authentication is done by nis (although we're currently moving to kerberos) and home directories are assigned by ldap and mounted using autofs. I also have manually configured nfs mounts in /etc/fstab.

Any help or suggestions on how to proceed in this matter is highly appreciated.


YoHell (yohell) wrote :

Update: This is probably not related to the nfs mounts, but rather the nis authentication or having an nfs mounted home dir. When running two gnome sessions in parallel, one locally authenticated (root) an the other by nis, only the nis authenticated one is affected. Despite the fact that both edit files on nfs mounted directories and having nfs mounted working directories.

Adam Niedling (krychek) wrote :

Has this problem been solved in Hardy?

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

We are closing this bug report because it lacks the information we need to investigate the problem, as described in the previous comments. Please reopen it if you can give us the missing information, and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future. To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to New. Thanks again!.

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