View Full Version : Fedora 10: Gnome hangs when switching between different workplaces

10th April 2009, 10:13 PM
ASUS A7S333 motherboard; AMD Athlon XP 1700+ CPU; 767Mb of RAM
NVIDIA GPU GeForce2 MX/MX 400 (64Mb); LG L222W LCD
Linux version
New fresh installation of Fedora 10
nvidia-96xx-96.43.11-1 driver

I'm using Gnome. I frequently switch between its 4 workspaces. Everything works well first. When I switch to another workspace all the windows and icons (Computer, Trash etc.) on that workspace appear almost immediately. There is no delay. But after 25-30 switches it suddenly gets slow in redrawing the icons on the Desktop. The Desktop hangs for a second or two. I can reset it by opening the "Change Desktop Background" window and closing it. I don't even have to change anything in that window. Just open and close it. The icons on the Desktop start to appear without any delay again.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start X
2. Leave one workspace empty. Just the usual icons such as Computer, user's Home, and Trash
3. In another workspace open an xterm and maximize the window so it fills the whole desktop
4. Start switching between the two workspaces. You can use either your keyboard or your mouse. It doesn't matter.

Any ideas how to fix this?


PS: I tried to attach my xorg.conf file but for some reason it didn't get attached to this post.