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