Bug#404876: Re:

Rick Thomas rbthomas55 at pobox.com
Sun Dec 31 03:28:13 UTC 2006

On Dec 30, 2006, at 8:11 PM, Paul Mackerras wrote:

> Rick Thomas writes:
>> However, after rebooting following the install, and logging in to
>> gnome, it seems to be repeatedly trying to start/re-start something
>> having to do with the appearance of the desktop.  Things are very
>> slow (as if a process in continually crashing and restarting) and the
>> appearance of the desktop cycles thru a series of subtle but
>> disturbing changes that I'll call "wiggling" for want of a better  
>> word.
> I have seen behaviour more or less like this when the clock was set
> wrongly, i.e. to 1904 or something, so check that the clock setting is
> reasonable.  (I have no idea why a bogus clock setting upsets gnome so
> much.)
> Paul.

A good thought.  Unfortunately, the date & time are correct on this  

I just did "aptitude update && aptitude upgrade" and it installed  
newer versions of lots of gnome related stuff.  But no joy.  The  
wiggles haven't gone away.

Still hoping that somebody can help me debug this thing!


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