Unexplained temporary freezes in Thunderbird Fedora 13

Jerry Feldman gaf at blu.org
Wed Jun 16 14:52:45 UTC 2010

On 06/15/2010 02:39 PM, Jerry Feldman wrote:
> On 06/15/2010 02:35 PM, g wrote:
>>> ok, take thunderbird out of as much background mode as possible.
>>> next time you are going to be composing emails, put thunderbird offline,
>>> disable auto save, then start composing.
>>> if you still have freezing, take system offline.
>>> also, you could run top in a terminal. when you have freezing/loss of
>>> keystroke showing, note what you see at top of top display.
<much snipping>
Now, other things seem to be misbehaving with Thunderbird.
First, I've had top running and when it seems to freeze, I'm seeing
Thunderbird taking about 100% of the CPU. So it seems that T-Bird gets
into a tight loop doing something. When I am doing X over IP, I only
notice this when I am physically doing something, but at home,
thunderbird goes dark so it is much more noticable because I tend to
look at the keyboard when I type, so I may miss a freeze. Also, doing X
over IP  can cause other issues so it is not a very good test.

The other thing that started to occur which is very annoying is when
trying to delete a message in a folder (such as my Fedora folder), I get
an alert dialog box: "Unable to delete messages in folder FedoraList
because it is in use by some other operation. Please wait for that
operation to finish and then try again". I've seen this before, and it
normally means that a received message is being moved to the folder and
that the folder is locked. In the past, this would take care of itself,
but now apparently the only way I can delete a message once I first see
this message is to exit and restart thunderbird. I have been didling
with a few things. I installed an addon (Purge) that supposedly gave me
a "compact folder" button, but it did not, so I uninstalled it. I also
disabled the "duplicate messages" addon so I only have enigmail,
addblock plus, and English dictionary installed.

Jerry Feldman <gaf at blu.org>
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