[CentOS] CentOS 5 Beta Feels Snappier

Will McDonald wmcdonald at gmail.com
Thu Mar 22 16:17:28 UTC 2007

On 22/03/07, Aron.Darling at emulex.com <Aron.Darling at emulex.com> wrote:
> I have also noticed this.  I have not yet run CentOS 5 but have been
> running RHEL5 for a month or so and it appears that after some time I
> cannot open applications in the GUI?  Even simple ones like a terminal
> won't open.  The task bar shown the application as "starting...." and
> the mouse goes into "busy mode", then after a minute or so the
> application starting goes away and the mouse goes back to the normal
> state.  ?? I will have to see if I can get a machine running CentOS 5
> and see if the issue is there too.

I don't tend to bother with GUIs but is there a possibility the
applications are opening on different virtual desktops? Can you see
them running with a 'ps uxw' ?

If you can't even get a terminal to check, switch to a VTY with
CTRL-ALT-F1 (switch back with CTRL-ALT-F8), login and run your ps from


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