plasma desktop eats CPU in F16

Zebee Johnstone zebeej at
Sat Jun 16 21:03:33 UTC 2012

On Sat, Jun 16, 2012 at 11:32 PM, Rex Dieter <rdieter at> wrote:
> Zebee Johnstone wrote:
nitor 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.

Given the strace output I thought maybe it was the digital clock so I
removed that.  No change.  I then removed the system monitor, no
change.  Those are the only 2 widgets I have added over the defaults.

If I restart the desktop then everything is OK for a while, takes some
hours for it to go bad again.   That does seem to be some hours of
actual use rather than hours per se, as it hasn't gone bad overnight.


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