hello all, I’ve run into a weird problem and tracked it down to using bottles.
I am on arch linux, clean install as of beginning of august, all updates applied. I installed bottles via the arch user repository, and it adds an icon to “accessories” app list.
once I install a game in bottles, whenever I go to thunar (xfce file manager), and right click an open area (as to create a new folder/file/or paste a copied file), thunar freezes for quite a while, and when I bring up htop in a terminal, I can see thunar consuming 12+ gig of memory.
I tried removing the bottle (game) I just installed, doesn’t fix it, I uninstall bottles, doesn’t fix it, thunar still locks up. in order to get thunar working again, I have to delete my user account and recreate it, which leads me to believe bottles may be modifying something in my home directory.
I originally posted here: [SOLVED] thunar locking up with right click / Desktop / Xfce Forums, thinking it was an XFCE/Thunar issue, only to later realizing that the issue starts after installing a game via bottles.
has anyone else run into this before? any ideas what could be happening?
any help is appreciated.