same here (ls -a blocked, dolping and nautilus empty)
Hi - exactly the same what I experience since today.
System: Fedora 11, 64BitAMD, SE Linux disabled just in case, Same on KDE4 and Gnome
Yesterday night I've installed three games (sometimes things just happen) - Ufo-AI, Itris and SMC.
Played SMC a bit, UFO and ltris not even started yet. I am not sure if this is related - but those games draw some 32bit libs into the system.
Today I have this problem: in ~ I can't ls -a (also ls -A).
It just waits for ever.
I can't see the files of ~ with dolphin (primary using KDE4), it's showing 0 files
I can't see the files of ~with natilus (also within Gnome). -- it just does not stop the "busy" mousearrow
Krusader stops working when going into ~-
ls (without arguments) works.
Files in subdirs of ~ are visible with dolphin, nautilus, and krusader - if you jump there directly. Also ls -a works.
Any other dir seems to work only the root of ~/ is vanishing.
Wild: If I create a new user - with a complete fresh homedir - the same happens.
Wilder: If I use tty (the textconsoles) *before* I first log into the KDE or GNOME, I can do ls -la (kdm already running). I can't do ls -la from tty when I am logged into KDE or GNOME.
HELP HELP HELP!
PS: No strange things reported in logs. That is because there is never an error. Only non responding apps.