Comment 73 for bug 270798

Affects me as well, every day.

At first i thougt this had something to do with Ubuntu 9.04 so i switched to openSuSE 11.3 but the but is still there.

I'm using a Dell D620 laptop, and Nvidias propitary drivers.

The program usually comes after using VLC to watch movies for ~35 minutes.
The video starts to be slow like if i was playing it on a very old computer.
After closing VLC, Gnome remains extremely unresponsive, but does not freeze.

This is the output of /var/log/messages
May 6 00:20:10 linux-8gt5 kernel: [ 2353.985287] CE: hpet increasing min_delta_ns to 33750 nsec
May 6 00:20:16 linux-8gt5 kernel: [ 2359.980362] CE: hpet increasing min_delta_ns to 50624 nsec
May 6 00:20:21 linux-8gt5 kernel: [ 2365.326418] CE: hpet increasing min_delta_ns to 75936 nsec
May 6 00:21:13 linux-8gt5 kernel: [ 2417.383316] CE: hpet increasing min_delta_ns to 113904 nsec

I've used reboot as a workaround so far.