Chris Jeffries chris at
Mon Dec 29 08:26:06 UTC 2008

I did something stupid with aMSN, which means it stalls on start up, and
soaks up all remaining CPU cycles (total hits 100% but no other
processes freeze due to lack of resource as far as I have seen)

What I did was to set, accidentally, a very large file as a display

Why that is a problem is a question for another list. However, I noticed
that although I marked aMSN for complete removal including configuration
a) The problem still remained
b) It appeared to remember who I was - ie my login id.

I had naively assumed that compete removal meant complete removal. What
am I missing here?

I have searched Google and the aMSN site, and although I found other
circumstances in which 100% cycles could occur (relating to ALSA as I
recall) non seemed to fit this particular bill, and I found nothing
about incomplete removal.

I used Synaptic to do the removal and the re-installation.

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