Strange bug in F14: gnome-settings-daemon, Firefox ramp up to high CPU usage

Kevin J. Cummings cummings at
Mon Jan 17 20:45:04 UTC 2011

On 01/17/2011 03:37 PM, Adam Williamson wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-01-17 at 15:26 -0500, Kevin J. Cummings wrote:
>> No idea, but I often see similar:  F14 x86_64 laptop (2GB ram), firefox
> does gnome-settings-daemon peg out the CPU too in your case?

I don't think so.  My CPU remains surprisingly low, but the disk light
comes on and the load average shoots up for me.  I'll look for the
setting daemon the next time it shoots up on me....

Kevin J. Cummings
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