update-manager --no-focus-on-map ??

rikona rikona at sonic.net
Thu Dec 31 03:17:52 UTC 2015

Hello Liam,

Wednesday, December 30, 2015, 6:05:52 AM, Liam wrote:

> On 29 December 2015 at 23:52, rikona <rikona at sonic.net> wrote:
>> (1) In htop, I'm getting quite a few instances of "update-manager
>> --no-focus-on-map". They seem to build up over time and, according to
>> top, are using up memory [ ~5% each] -- and I eventually seem to get
>> memory problems. (2) Also over time I seem to lose the update manager
>> GUI - it shows as a running icon with alt-tab, but selecting it gives
>> me nothing.
>> How can I fix 1 & 2 re the update mgr? Are 1& 2 related?

> I have very occasionally had update-manager freeze or become unresponsive.

> I take its presence as a sign that there are updates available. I do
> them from a shell:

> sudo apt-get update ; sudo apt-get dist-upgrade -y

> ... then I generally reboot. This prevents update-manager triggering
> again, at least until there are more updates.

> About once a month, I follow the shell update with:

> sudo apt-get clean
> sudo apt-get autoclean
> sudo apt-get autoremove

> ... to clear out the APT cache etc.

Nice overview --- thanks!!

Since the several 'update-manager --no-focus-on-map' instances seem to
be taking significant memory [and may not be visible], would it be
best, and safe, to kill all the update-manager PIDs and then run the
above from a shell?



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