Re: Gnome does not close
- From: Bob Giesen <BobGiesen earthlink net>
- To: Geoffrey <esoteric 3times25 net>, Andres Montiel <andoylinux yahoo com>
- Cc: gnome-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Gnome does not close
- Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2002 01:56:54 -0600
On Friday 08 March 2002 07:08 am, Geoffrey wrote:
> At one time I thought I had the same problem, but it was really
> because I wasn't waiting long enough. I would guess it's dependent
> upon all the things you have running when you attempt to exit.
> I've never timed it, but I would estimate that it had been > a
> minute, which would seem a long time. I'd give it another shot and
> give it too much time, say 5 minutes. It's worth the test, unless
> you've already attempted this.
> Andres Montiel wrote:
> > I have RedHat 7.2 on my system. I have been logging on and
> > choosing KDE as my window manager from the menu log on menu.
> > Recently, I tried using Gnome. Everything works okay, until I
> > choose to exit, that is. Gnome doesn't close. I have to press
> > Ctrl-Alt-Backspace to kill xwindows.
> > What could I do to solve this dilemma?
I've been meaning to write about this. I often have the same
problem and I'm using FreeBSD 4.4-RELEASE. What I have happening is
that I click on the taskbar|logout button and gnome just freezes.
The panels at the bottom and top of the screen remain, but become
totally unresponsive. I haven't waited over a minute, but I think
that's a bit much -- especially when I have already quit all the
applications I've started in my login session. Fortunately, Gnome
doesn't kill the window manager when this happens, so I just use my
window manager's root-screen menu to start an xterm, through which I
kill gnome-session. (Fwiw, I've used Sawfish wm when Gnome's had
In regard to a previous helper's post, I do use Netscape, though
I'm not sure if I've used it every time that my Gnome session won't
close. I do know this: it hasn't happened after Netscape crashed,
because Netscape has never crashed on my system. (That,
incidentally, is precisely what made me try FreeBSD a few years ago:
Netscape kept bringing my Linux box to its knees.)
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