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#1 michmanbiker

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 06:49 PM

Greetings,

 

On some occasions I realize that one of my cores will stay at 100% even without any applications running. The cooling fan runs at high speed and temperature is quite high!

 

The only way is to reboot. Any thoughts?

 

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 07:13 PM

(This may or may not be relevant to your situation)

I have an nvidia graphics card on my laptop and seemingly randomly I would get that same situation. If I remember right I think it was Xorg maxing out the CPU. When I installed the proprietary drivers for my graphics card that fixed the issue.

As a note, I had the issue on Bodhi 4.x, but not 3.x on that laptop.


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Posted 08 August 2017 - 07:24 PM

Thanks Sef. I have a vanilla Intel card Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller  I don't think there are specific drivers are there?

 

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 12:21 AM

I have a vanilla Intel card Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller  I don't think there are specific drivers are there?

 

 

probably not. Let's go a different direction.

 

I think I remember you having a 4 core processor, correct? When you have the issue, type `top` in a terminal. If you have a process that is running at 25%, that would likely be the culprit.


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 02:51 AM

probably not. Let's go a different direction.

 

I think I remember you having a 4 core processor, correct? When you have the issue, type `top` in a terminal. If you have a process that is running at 25%, that would likely be the culprit.

it's a dual core and I have conky showing the processes. I will monitor it next time, but what if it is a main application? Am I stuck? 



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Posted 09 August 2017 - 03:17 AM

menu-cached is the culprid. What gives?



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Posted 09 August 2017 - 10:33 AM

I'll see if I can figure something out. Does it mainly happen after resuming from suspend or hibernate?

 

You might be able to temporarily fix it by running in a terminal `sudo pkill menu-cached`.


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 10:54 AM

What do you get with these commands?

dpkg -s libmenu-cache-bin | grep '^Version:'
dpkg -s libmenu-cache3 | grep '^Version:'

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 07:20 PM

 

What do you get with these commands?

dpkg -s libmenu-cache-bin | grep '^Version:'
1.0.2-1
 


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 07:21 PM

 

What do you get with these commands?

dpkg -s libmenu-cache3 | grep '^Version:'

1.0.2-1



#11 michmanbiker

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 07:22 PM

I'll see if I can figure something out. Does it mainly happen after resuming from suspend or hibernate?

 

You might be able to temporarily fix it by running in a terminal `sudo pkill menu-cached`.

No it happens at any time. I tried to use the kill comand it did not work, will try pkill. What is menu-cached?



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Posted 09 August 2017 - 08:55 PM

EDIT:

 

According to this bug page, this issue is supposed to have been resolved in version 1.0.2 --

https://github.com/l...-cache/issues/7

If you read about the bug on that page, you will gain a little understanding as to what the libmenu-cache* does. Too much info to post it all here.

 

I'll keep digging and see if I can find anything else.


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 10:58 PM

Thanks Sef. I have a vanilla Intel card Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller  I don't think there are specific drivers are there?

 

Michel

 

It seems to me that yes, there are drivers for that. At least there are for Windoze. 

Search for it - find the drivers downloads page, select operating system to see if they have it for ubuntu, download and install. 



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Posted 15 August 2017 - 04:34 PM

They have none specifically for Linux.



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Posted 17 August 2017 - 11:13 AM

Have you found out what specifically triggers it yet?

From what I'm reading online every page is always saying "fixed in v- 1.0.2".

 

Can you trigger it by doing an "open with" in pcmanfm? -or- does it usually happen when you're using pcmanfm?


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 01:04 PM

I had this exact problem.  Firefox was lagging like crazy, and when I came here I tried the kill menu-cache command and it was like someone released my computer from a choke hold!

 

What a bug....I guess I won't be simply closing my laptop screen and opening it back up without running that command first.



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Posted 17 August 2017 - 02:16 PM

Update: I shut down and restarted, and the menu-cache spiked the CPU from the getgo.  So, this is running on startup and requires running the pkill command to get rid of it.



#18 michmanbiker

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 07:57 PM

It has not happened recently. Tried to tiger it with suspend. Nothing but it is not pcmanfm that triggers it. it usually happens when I open 2 or 3 applications like chrome, thunderbird, etc... and then close them.



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Posted 17 August 2017 - 08:38 PM

It's epad!!!!!



#20 michmanbiker

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 09:41 PM

More precisely Chrome + Epad. Could not duplicate the problem with Epad on it's own!!!

 

Frankly, I did not manage to duplicate the problem. But it did start when I launched Epad at one point in time. So I don't really know.






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