I'm experiencing a terrible problem at my home computer.
For example: I start using Netscape, it's fast... Then a few clicks later, it starts to get slower and slower, disk activity starts like mad, up to the point when it renders the machine almost inopperable, then I have to do a CTRL+ATL+BACKSPACE to kill X and get back to the console then the infamous disk activity will stop. I don't know, it's strange, it's just like something starts eating all the memory, then goes to the swap, etc.... Funny is that I turned my swap partition off and it didn't help either. The same experience happens with The Gimp. I don't know about other programs, these two are nearly the only ones I use.
I'm almost thinking about formatting and re-installing... I need a quick solution and I don't know how much time it would take to hunt the bug between the mess...