I wasn't sure which forum to post this in, in its not really asking help for problems... obviously unless someone knows.
I have been experiencing lots of problems with Fedora. Mainly with gnome(although I haven't used kde in fedora yet ), having asked on channels no one else on another distribution has had similar problems. So I am wondering how can you tell if the problem is with fedora or not? I have always heard that fedora is buggy but have dismissed it.
For starters all these bugs/problems make me go nuts because I cant manage to reproduce them. It happens at random times. Some go away but most dont. Here is a few:
gnome-background-properties - at one point it failed to switch backgrounds. I tried to add a .desktop file by mistake as a background using 'add' and from then on I was unable to switch backgrounds at all. After restarting I tried reproducing this, doing exactly what I did before and but the backgrounds could still be changed.
gnome-theme-manager: theme details --> control tabs. When changing the stuff in the 'controls-tab' and 'themes' alot somtimes my whole gnome will crash. metacity cpu usage jumps to %98 and gnome-theme-manager does the same. The only way to fix this is to alt-ctrl-F* into another terminal and kill these two processes then restart gnome or everything continues to be ultra buggy.
Icons in the application menu - Sometimes some programs are missing icons, no idea why. For instance when I installed kdevelop most of it's icons were shown in the menu except a few weren't.
Installing application menu or no menu - Also some application will install and a link to them will not appear in the application menu only until after a log out log in. However most applications show up straight away.
nautilus - moving around folders, sometimes it will decide which is the best view for me
gnome-keybinding-properties - This one I can reproduce which I'm happy about. -(I will post a bug soon)
Setting any shortcut to space will not let you use space. Ok abit obvious, but then unsetting it will still not let you use space. So you will have to restart gnome. eg: catalog, audio, list, icons. It usuall happen when I go 'back' or 'forward'.
Sure, it isnt killing me that these things are happen but they make me so annoyed somtimes
I would love to contribute by fixing bugs if I could but I cant. The best I can do is post bugs but the thing is I dont know how to reproduce these things. Any tips/advice or ideas what is going on?