On 02/01/2014 12:29 PM, Darrell Anderson wrote: >> On your R14 install, open a 'top' or 'htop' window and tell me >> what your >> 'tdepowersave' use is. >> >> By far -- tdepowersave is the top CPU user on my build >> continually taking more >> than any other process. This is not right. It is using 2x-3x more >> CPU than X or >> kded and is continually at the top of the list. It never stops. >> >> What do you see? > > I see dead people. I see dead people everywhere.... > > I don't see high numbers. tdepowersave is at the top of my top list > at about 3%. > > Traditionally kmix and knotification-daemon always have been at the > top of top too, at about 2%. > > I'm sure our tdepowersaverc files are different. Perhaps post your > tdepowersaverc. Here is mine: > > [General] > ActionOnS2DiskButton= > ActionOnSleepButton= > AlreadyStarted=true > Autostart=false > AutostartNeverAsk=true > batteryLow=4 > batteryLowAction=SUSPEND2RAM > batteryWarning=10 > batteryWarningAction=BRIGHTNESS > batteryWarningActionValue=10 > lockOnSuspend=false > > [Notification Messages] > systemtrayquitTDEPowersave=false > > [Performance] > autoDimm=true > autoDimmAfter=4 > autoInactiveActionAfter=10 > blankSs=false > brightnessPercent=60 > disableNotifications=false > disableSs=false > powerOffAfter=8 > specPMSettings=false > standbyAfter=6 > suspendAfter=7 > > [Powersave] > autoDimmAfter=4 > autoDimmSchemeBlacklistEnabled=false > autoDimmTo=25 > autoInactiveAction=Suspend to RAM > autoInactiveActionAfter=10 > brightnessPercent=60 > disableNotifications=false > disableSs=true > powerOffAfter=7 > standbyAfter=5 > suspendAfter=6 > > I don't use the tdepowersave much, even when on battery. Mostly > because of bug report 1623. Typically I press Fn+F4 (Thinkpad T400) > or close the lid. I'm not a comfortable laptop user anyway. I hate > laptop keyboards and trackpads. Right now I use the laptop as my > guinea pig with all of the help handbook patching I have been > doing. Having the laptop next to me on my desk next to my > production system is convenient. I've disabled the trackpad and > attached a wired mouse, but I still I hate the keyboard. Generally, > laptops suck and I'm amazed at how awful they are designed from a > usability perspective yet people use them and then convince > themselves they are pigs in mud. :) > > Darrell > You are correct that the CPU use is in the 3-5% range, that in itself isn't the problem. The problem is that it is ALWAYS 3-5% and ALWAYS at the top of the list. That signifies a runaway process in tdepowersave that is not playing nicely. tdepowersave should only require 3-5% of the cpu when it does something, not continually. tdepowersave should only be monitoring input and starting timers, screensavers, suspend, etc.... Those are all negligible and darn sure less that was X is doing. So there is a live Gremlin in tdepowersave somewhere.... Here is my tdepowersaverc: [General] AlreadyStarted=true That's it.... Strangely, it does blank the screen at some pre-defined interval, but it is definitely spinning its wheels an awful lot... -- David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.