Recently reinstalled and everythings working great except a strange error that forces me to reboot my system.
I use gnome and notice every once in a while that the system monitor applet rports 100% cpu usage. doing a ps aux i see no processes that are using all this cpu. as there are no processes to kill i dont know what to do.
when this happens nautilus will refuse to open new windows. ones that are already open will function, but if u close them all no new ones will open. Nothing is reported from the command line (it just hangs). killall nautlius does nothing.
gnome will refuse to logout. kill the x server (ctrl+alt+backspace) and restarting causes gnome to hang on startup at the splash screen. a reboot puts everything back in order.
Im not sure what triggers this but dont know where to look. any ideas??