[SOLVED] Re: Seerious problems after NetworkManager upgrade - WAS: Re: Problem with NetworkManager
Well, I just found a way to get out of this. I have uninstalled 'mutter'
; since I could see that such a remove would also remove
'gnome-session', I re-installed 'gnome-session' afterwards :
Selim T. Erdogan wrote:
Tom H wrote:
#apt-get install network-manager
did a thourough job !!! At one time, it warned that : "The nm applet
could not find some needed resources ; it cannot continue...". I
clicked on the OK, and the process nevertheless continued up to the end.
Then I re-booted.
The newly installed network manager (yes, it did install despite the
warnings that the applet could not continue) seems to work better then
the old one. It does operate connecting and disconnecting upon
clicking in the right place.
But my system now behaves in a weird way !
At first, it is.... very very slow ! 5 to 10 full seconds to wait an
xterm to open after clicking to the icon that is supposed to open it ;
same thing with any program.
The program 'top' shows that 90% of my CPU is used by "mutter", which
is supposedly a kind of desk manager... 10% of the CPU is taken by
Xorg, only a fraction of one percent is free to other applications !!!
I very briefly read the man page of mutter, and tried to shut it down:
Then the system got a lot more speed... except that a lot of functions
were now unavailable: I can't drag and drop xterms, I can't go from
one desk to another....
#apt-get remove mutter
#apt-get install gnome-session
Re-installing gnome-session did not re-install 'mutter' ; instead it
installed 'metacity', which is what I have on another laptop on Squeeze.
After reboot, the system seems to work perfectly ; the speed is good ;
the 'top' test shows that no program uses up most of the CPU as 'mutter'
did. Mutter had been installed against my choice, as a side effect of
re-installing 'network-manager'. But, now that I have fired out Mutter,
my new 'network-manager' still operates all-right !
Thanks for your insights