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#1 2011-06-16 23:17:46

thoughtcrimes
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Registered: 2011-06-16
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[Solved] xfce-panel applets using disproportionate amount of CPU

I recently noticed that some xfce-panel monitor applets were using an unreasonable amount of my cpu even when the computer is idle.  I am using the latest nouveau drivers and kernel. I was wondering if anyone has any idea why this might be, and how I can fix it. 

 top - 19:14:18 up 31 min,  3 users,  load average: 0.00, 0.05, 0.06
Tasks: 132 total,   2 running, 130 sleeping,   0 stopped,   0 zombie
Cpu(s): 38.5%us, 20.2%sy,  0.0%ni, 41.2%id,  0.0%wa,  0.0%hi,  0.2%si,  0.0%st
Mem:   3618748k total,   750004k used,  2868744k free,    46196k buffers
Swap:   265068k total,        0k used,   265068k free,   282288k cached

  PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S %CPU %MEM    TIME+  COMMAND            
 1070 root      20   0 91752  21m  10m R   61  0.6   2:18.76 X                  
 1599 user     20   0 19288 7944 6916 S   28  0.2   0:12.00 xfce4-netload-p    
 1598 user    20   0 18164 6144 5232 S   21  0.2   0:14.81 xfce4-cpugraph- 

Thanks.

EDIT: I think i've narrowed down the problem as having something to do with the recent update to the gtk2 package, I've downgraded the package the the problem seems to be fixed.  Besides ignoring the package, is there any other option?

Last edited by thoughtcrimes (2011-06-19 17:01:12)

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#2 2011-06-17 09:41:23

Cdh
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Registered: 2009-02-03
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Re: [Solved] xfce-panel applets using disproportionate amount of CPU

My applets don't do this. But I have seen something similar before - these are applets that have a "status bar". Changing the gtk theme could help...


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#3 2011-06-17 15:51:50

ByteTemplar
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Registered: 2010-09-21
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Re: [Solved] xfce-panel applets using disproportionate amount of CPU

I had the exact same problem as OP, if I had xfce4-cpugraph-plugin in my taskbar, CPU usage will skyrocket for nothing. If I remove em, CPU usage goes to normal.
I changed my theme (thanks for the tip Cdh!) and now I can use xfce4-cpugraph-plugin again! So definatly something goes wonky in new GTK upgrade...

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#4 2011-06-18 09:04:52

PhotonX
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From: Munich
Registered: 2008-08-10
Posts: 430

Re: [Solved] xfce-panel applets using disproportionate amount of CPU

I'm having the same problem. Maybe this bug should be reported?


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#5 2011-06-19 09:08:37

stewu
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Registered: 2011-06-18
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Re: [Solved] xfce-panel applets using disproportionate amount of CPU

I had similar problems with chromium.
Seems to be fixed now in gtk2 2.24.5-2.

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#6 2011-06-19 14:00:19

PhotonX
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Registered: 2008-08-10
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Re: [Solved] xfce-panel applets using disproportionate amount of CPU

Fixed for me too, really fast, thanks!


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The very worst thing you can do with free software is to download it, see that it doesn't work for some reason, leave it, and tell your friends that it doesn't work.  -  Tuomas Lukka

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