[Bug 165103] New: "New Wallpaper" almost freezes the system for several minutes due to excessive HD activity

Urtzi Jauregi gerhardusm2002 at yahoo.es
Fri Jun 27 14:05:30 CEST 2008


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           Summary: "New Wallpaper" almost freezes the system for several
                    minutes due to excessive HD activity
           Product: kdesktop
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Ubuntu Packages
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: NOR
         Component: general
        AssignedTo: unassigned-bugs kde org
        ReportedBy: gerhardusm2002 yahoo es


Version:            (using KDE 4.0.83)
Installed from:    Ubuntu Packages

When I right-click on the desktop and select "Desktop Settings" > "New Wallpaper", the HD begins to work like crazy and the responsiveness of the whole system slows down to the point that the computer is unusable. This lasts several minutes, apparently until all the new wallpaper previews have been generated.

Likewise, selecting a new wallpaper form the "New Wallpapers" menu freezes the system for 1 minute or so until the new wallpaper is set.

If I interrupt the process and log out, the next time I login the desktop doesn't start: I just see the (working) mouse cursor on a black background. I have to delete the .kde4 directory and start over with the desktop configuration.


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