Huh, I will try deleting the bookmark to that server and see if that has any effect. Nautilus does occasionally use a lot of CPU, but not very frequently.
Click on LinuxEssentials in my sig.
Extract it, then type in a Terminal window (Applications->Accessories->Terminal)
That will restart nautilus.Code:chmod +x FASTGNOME.sh ./FASTGNOME.sh
Do that everytime nautilus takes a lot of RAM.
I forgot to mention that when I kill Nautilus, when it initially comes back it uses a lot less ram, but it uses 90% CPU until its memory usage increases to around 10% again (then the CPU use drops off).
I was able to deal with the panel issue, but unfortunately it didn't have an effect on memory use.
Are you using Gnome?
Check in System Monitor (System->Administration->System Monitor) for the highest (or pretty close to the highest) process.
If it is something like "polkitd", you can kill it.
The process will restart.
Am using a Dell machine with Lucid LTS installed and now suffering from Nautilus as its taking too much memory. I have 2GB of RAM and 3GB of SWAP. But when I try to open a folder with more than a 1000 files [pictures and sub-folders] Nautilus takes around 1 minute to fully load the files and am left to sit looking at the monitor. When I checked with System Monitor, I saw Nautilus is using around 95% of the RAM and about a half of my SWAP space is used! Any tips to get rid of this problem?