(In reply to Stefan Hundhammer from comment #4) > What do you mean "freeze"? What exactly happens? > > Does CPU usage go up? > Does RAM usage go up? > Can't you move windows around anymore? > Can't you start any more new windows? > > Somehow you managed to make screenshots, i.e. it doesn't appear to be a real > freeze of the desktop. > > I suspect that the kernel change log is simply very large, and it takes a > while to load the data and populate the widget with it. That would mean that > CPU and RAM usage go up, but after a while everything will settle down. Correction. I repeated the step again today. The desktop isn't freezing up. Yast2 Software Management window freezes up for about three minutes. All buttons and tabs do not function. I can move the Yast Control Center window and any other program from the menu. On my quad CPU usage, CPU2 is stuck at 100% and KSysGuard shows y2start at 25%. RAM stays constant and does not go up.