Version: 4.3.1 (using KDE 4.3.1)
Installed from: openSUSE RPMs
After running Kopete for ~60 minutes, the CPU usage goes up to 30%, showing "Xorg" causes that. Restarting plasma/KDE resets the situation. I think it's happening because of the animation in kicker when I receive a new message, because if I let the kopete icon 'dance' for > 15 minutes, the animation is kind of "stuck" and the CPU load goes up.
- Do you use the Lancelot menu ?
Never heard of that, so I guess I don't.
I can confirm this and I think it is indeed related to the kopete notification for new messages.
When a new message arrives, the kopete animated notification icon is displayed in the notification area of the plasma panel. If you click it or open kopete to see the message that arrived within a few minutes, nothing abnormal happens.
However, if you let the animated icon unattended for some time, it occasionally will become static and the plasma panel almost freezes. Other applications continue running normally. When the plasma panel is in this state, anything you click on it does not respond immediately, but will respond eventually, some times after a reasonably long time.
If you then click the kopete notification icon, eventually the kopete window will open to show the new message and the icon disappears from the notification area. After that, the plasma panel will gradually return to normality and will become responsive again after a few minutes (normally 5-7 minutes).
This happens everytime some one sends me a message while my computer is unattended. When I come back, the plasma panel is unresponsive.
As far as I can see, this has nothing to do with for how long kopete is running, but with for how long you ignore its notifications when a new message arrives.
Just adding, a use a vertical plasma panel, don't know if it makes any difference. And I do not use Lancelot either.
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I can also confirm this. More time the kopete notification icon spins on system tray, more cpu it will use, even after I stop kopete, high CPU usage will go for some 10 or 20 minutes.
After doing a quick profile with sysprof, I found that something was wrong with GetXIDRange (xserver) as it had the highest usage.
Same problem here. The spinning Kopete icon makes plasma-desktop use a full core of my CPU. This problem was "fixed" in between by stopping the sping after a couple of seconds. I guess the plasma rewrite reenabled the problem.
KDE Development Platform: 4.6.00 (4.6.0)
Plasma Desktop Shell: 0.4
The problem still exists with Kopete 1.0.80 on KDE 4.6.1 on Archlinux. Are there any news on this?
*** Bug 265252 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Same problems on Gentoo with kde 4.6.3, kernel 126.96.36.199, X.Org 1.9.5 Qt 4.7.2 and stock intel graphics kernel driver.
same problem here with openSUSE 11.4 / kde 4.6.0 in enterprise environment. (desktop effects switched off, mostly (closedsource) nvidia graphics driver)
After some hours of spinning kopete icon, plasma desktop switching gets painfull slow (several seconds for the simple switch). The whole Xorg "feels" slower.
I can observe the bug in "xrestop". After start, the process plasma-desktop needs about 15M x11-pixmap memory in <500 Pixmaps (colums "Pxm mem" and "Pxms").
While the kopete icon is animated, Pxms grows about 10 per second. If a user is away for a while, I observed a memory consumption of ~80M (instead of 15M) for plasma desktop.
My current workaround: restart plasma (~10secs) to speed up Xorg again and/or switch off kopete icon animation.
killall plasma-desktop ; sleep 1 ; nohup plasma-desktop
I also have this problem. It is mostly apparent if you leave the computer on overnight, and come back the next morning to find that nothing is responsive on the desktop at all. I too have found that killing plasma, then loading it again in the same session seems to fix the issue. For now, I cannot leave kopete running while I am away.
Using KDE 4.6.00 (4.6.0) "release 6"
using nouveau as video driver.
After some updates i've noticed that i have no such problem any more.
May be it's still exists but after few hours of notification i have no such problem.
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> Version 1.0.80
> Using KDE 4.6.00 (4.6.0) "release 6"
> openSUSE 11.4
> using nouveau as video driver.
> After some updates i've noticed that i have no such problem any more.
> May be it's still exists but after few hours of notification i have no such
I am also using OpenSuSE 11.4 with KDE 4.6.0 and Kopete 1.0.80. I am having this issue on 4 different systems all using the nvidia proprietary driver, however a few hours of sitting on a notification does not cause me any problems. I mostly notice this issue when I receive a message sometime in the evening, and I don't see it until the next day.
Another thing I thought I'd add: this seems to only happen after power management has turned my monitor off. I have 3 desktops and a laptop that are having this problem.
I believe that entering the screen-saver triggers this problem.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 314919 ***
Might not actually be a duplicate of 314919, please reopen if it still occurs after an update that contains the fix from 314919. Not sure yet which version that will be.