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Re: KUbuntu Issue

  • Subject: Re: KUbuntu Issue
  • From: Kelsey Bjarnason <kbjarnason@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2006 09:51:50 -0800
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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On Fri, 17 Mar 2006 17:20:47 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:

>> Themes?  Styles?  Can't cope with gtk apps?  Who knows at this point; it
>> is, however, annoying.
> Do  some  profile. Run top or hit CTRL+ESC (sort by CPU).

Been there, done that.  Other apps come and go, but kwin tends to live up
there in the ether, pushing ungodly consumpti0on.  Varying between 59% and
83% at the moment.

> Can you confirm
> that  only kwin (or kdesktop+X) consume *that* many CPU cycles on a
> parma- nent basis?

Yes; it's kwin.  It does, in fact, go down periodically, but them shoots
right back up again, also periodically, and it doesn't seem to be
particularly related to, say, major screen updates, etc.

> If so, a rotten process must be running, which 'poisons' them.

It's kwin.  Specifically.

> Kwin  is  merely used as an underlying service here. I
> used to  have  some similar issues with kpager, I suspect as it is very
> CPU-hungry. Close con- stituent  components in the desktop and have a
> system monitor running.  It will be able to indicate what causes the
> problem.

Will post any updates if/when I find out more.  

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