Re: Help, help, help!!!

On Tue, 2002-07-30 at 06:34, Damian Dobroczynski wrote:
>  Nautilus is dead & my icons on the desktop gone!
>  But this is only the beginning of the story. Nautilus stopped working after 
>  n-th crash of my GNOME environment. For several months GNOME has been hanging 
>  without warning!!! Verbosely, everything stops (including kernel I think, 
>  because I couldn't reboot my computer via net (telnet) --- tcp is dead!). The 
>  whole system stops responding. This happens only during _GNOME_ session! KDE 
>  sessions are OK till some program based on Mozilla engine runs. This moment 
>  is very risky because THIS happend several times during KDE session. I can't 
>  remember if I did something special --- THIS may happend any time, any place 
>  (for ex. during clicking on a link, or writing something in Emacs). 
>  Some words about Nautilus: icons are gone, the program launched by hand 
>  starts working and nothing more. Nothing popups, no windows, no messages in 
>  var/log/messages, no messages on terminal (besides "GnomeVFS-WARNING **: 
>  Unable to convert MIME info from UTF-8 to the current locale pl. MIME info 
>  will probably display wrong").
>  Evolution is nearly dead (this may be related to the Nautilus silence): 
>  everything is ok till I browse a file on may IMAP account. Then, the program 
>  stop working. Hangs.
>  I beg for help. I do not want to reinstall everything (which probably will 
>  not help). Some missing files? After the computer hangs I have to reset it in 
>  very brutal way... I did it "n" times...
>  Summary:
>  Nautilus keeps silence, Evolution hangs, GNOME stops working without direct 
>  reason. KDE is very stable till a program based on Mozilla engine is 
>  launched. Then it may be unstable (I mean it may hang any time).
>  system info:
>  PC Pentium IV, 1.6 GHz.
>  Mandrake 8.1
>  Ximian-GNOME 1.4.x (the latest)
>  dynamic IP (this does not matter, because when the IP was fixed all of the 
>  calamities happened also)
>  XFree 4.x with GeForce II (NVidia-made driver)
> Damian

This looks very much like bad memory

All I can think about not happening in KDE is that you are doing most
work in gnome so are not stressing KDE when you use it (the mozilla
issue would seem to confirm)

Try another memory stick

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