plasma desktop eats CPU in F16

Rex Dieter rdieter at
Sat Jun 16 13:32:37 UTC 2012

Zebee Johnstone wrote:

> I am running Fedora 16 which was created from an F15 install via
> preupgrade.
> Note though that the homedir is in a separate filesystem and hasn't
> been re-created for some time, so there might be cruft in it.
> The desktop is very slow in refreshes.  If I change virtual desk pages
> then the previous page still shows for some time and the system
> monitor widget shows CPU is high.
> Top confirms the CPU hog is plasma_desktop, and strace shows
> stat("/etc/localtime", {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=2183, ...}) = 0
> I saw a note via google to remove
> $HOME/.kde/share/config/plasma-desktop* and doing that did solve the
> problem but the problem is back.

What plasma applets/widgets are you using?  Perhaps one (or more) of them 
are causing the problem.

-- rex

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