[ubuntu-uk] Rampant gnome-system-monitor!!

Farran Lee fazzy.baboon at ntlworld.com
Sun May 3 21:04:08 BST 2009

On Sun, 2009-05-03 at 20:12 +0100, ged byrom wrote:
> I've recently upgraded from 8.10 xubuntu to 9.04 xubuntu via synaptic 
> package manager. I noticed the system was running slower than normal.
> System Monitor shows gnome-system-monitor is going from 8% cpu-100% cpu 
> with no mention of Xorg.
> Top shows Xorg and gnome-system-monitor sharing the cpu use.
> The only unusual thing I can see in processes is that I have 14 
> xfdesktops all sleeping. I haven't tried to get rid of them yet, but I 
> will when I've finished writing this.
> The only other thing I'm thinking of is the installation of cairo-dock. 
> Could this have anything to do with it ?
> I don't usually upgrade because of the grief I've had in the past and it 
> looks like I've done it again-or have I ?
> Here's hoping
> Ged.

personally I've always found gnome-system-monitor awfully memory
consumptive, and presumed it must be due to the resources time chart
which appears to use vectors. This does need to be dealt with - I think
it should be a really light weight app because I mostly use it to check
out why my system is running slow, and to kill other slow apps. A clunky
program is obviously not ideal for this...
I haven't actually upgraded yet, but I've never come across it using
that much of the processor... so sorry, can't really help, just thought
I'd add a bit :)
Farran Lee
I'm only 16 :P

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