[CentOS] URGENT: libdvdcss install hosed /var

Thu Dec 11 21:01:23 UTC 2008
MHR <mhullrich at gmail.com>

On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 12:29 PM, MHR <mhullrich at gmail.com> wrote:
> I managed to get a partial solution running.  I rebooted from my
> installation DVD and started to run an upgrade, but when it got to the
> reboot part, I booted back to the DVD and ran 'linux rescue'.  I'm not
> entirely sure what it did besides mangle my /etc/fstab (lost the nfs
> /home mount), but I just happened to have a backup, so I remounted
> /home and now everything seems to be working.
> The system is deathly slow in some areas.  OOo and Evolution take
> forever to do the simplest things, although Seamonkey and the xterms
> are working just fine.  I'm going to reboot again to see if that makes
> any difference.

It doesn't.  It seems, though, that it is GNOME that is painfully slow
to start any thing up, and when it is doing so, it hampers everything
else to some extent.  Slow as in it takes minutes to load programs
instead of milliseconds....