The Main Menu (SLAB) hangs while thumbnailing files.

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10
Lotus Notes Client for SLED


The Lotus Notes client comes with an executable called "convert" which will bypass the convert program used for thumbnailing on the GNOME Main Menu (also known as the SLAB. The Lotus Note installer adds its own custom path commands which seems to be causing this issue.


There is a workaround for this issue until it can be properly addressed by IBM. The workaround is to edit .profile (found in your users home directory) and commented out the portions that had been modified by the Lotus Notes installer. An example of the .profile, after the edit, is given below.

.profile example:
# var 1 : PATH="/home/username/notes/jvm/bin":"/home/username/notes":`echo$PATH`
#if [ -z "`echo $PATH`"]
#PATH="/home/username/notes/jvm/bin":"/home/username/notes":`echo $PATH`
#export PATH


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  • Document ID:3097264
  • Creation Date: 14-Nov-2006
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop

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