AppCafe/pc-softwaremanager incredibly slow
I have searched TRAC and looked through this forum, but if this problem is here I didn't recognize the description.
Got 9.1-RC1 installed on a bare drive in a box that had been running 9.1-BETA1 until the last HDD died. Logged in as root, made some changes in rc.conf (hostname, statd/lockd, enable sshd, etc), and fired up AppCafe to install about 18 packages. Got dual display with Xinerama working. Then quit AppCafe and everything else and rebooted for the hostname change to take effect, etc.
Logged back in as root. Now, AppCafe runs incredibly s l o w l y. To the point where I click on something, go away for five minutes, come back and it might not have repainted the screen yet. pc-softwaremanager is shown using a constant 5-10% CPU, no extraordinary disk activity going on. If I move an "Install Software?" pop-up dialog box it may take minutes to repaint the main app screen.
Anybody recognize this as a symptom of a known issue? I install/configure systems as root, then use them with a regular user account, anticipating a "Why did you do this as root?" question...
Thanks - Enjoyed 9.1-BETA1 and looking forward to -RC1 and -STABLE.
NB: Edits in blue.
Last edited by smj; 09-21-2012 at 07:30 PM.
Reason: More complete information; clarity