[Solved] 100% CPU load by mate-appearance-properties - 2

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[Solved] 100% CPU load by mate-appearance-properties - 2

Postby Eperbab » Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:35 pm

If I start mate-appearance-properties, cpu usage goes up to 100%. If I close the app, it doesn't stop, but forks in the background and continues to run at 100% CPU load. Now If I run it from terminal as root, CPU usage remains low, and it stops at close.

- it seems to be a different case, then the previous topic with this name, so started a new one -

Start as normal user:
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$ mate-appearance-properties &
[1] 15408

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$ ps -ef | grep mate-a
enzo      3523  3440  0 17:40 ?        00:00:00 /usr/lib/polkit-mate/polkit-mate-authentication-agent-1
enzo      3559     1  0 17:40 ?        00:00:00 /usr/lib/mate-applets/mateweather-applet-2
enzo     15408 10315  3 18:31 pts/1    00:00:00 mate-appearance-properties
enzo     15409 15408 85 18:31 pts/1    00:00:13 mate-appearance-properties
enzo     15501  5822  0 18:31 pts/0    00:00:00 grep mate-a



After closing the app window: (still 100% cpu load)
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$ ps -ef | grep mate-a
enzo      3523  3440  0 17:40 ?        00:00:00 /usr/lib/polkit-mate/polkit-mate-authentication-agent-1
enzo      3559     1  0 17:40 ?        00:00:00 /usr/lib/mate-applets/mateweather-applet-2
enzo     15409     1 82 18:31 pts/1    00:00:50 mate-appearance-properties
enzo     15745  5822  0 18:32 pts/0    00:00:00 grep mate-a


Now after 'killall mate-appearance-properties', starting as root: ( < 10 % CPU load)
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$ ps -ef | grep mate-a
enzo      3523  3440  0 17:40 ?        00:00:00 /usr/lib/polkit-mate/polkit-mate-authentication-agent-1
enzo      3559     1  0 17:40 ?        00:00:00 /usr/lib/mate-applets/mateweather-applet-2
root     12081 10315  0 18:20 pts/1    00:00:00 sudo mate-appearance-properties
root     12105 12081  2 18:21 pts/1    00:00:00 mate-appearance-properties
root     12106 12105  2 18:21 pts/1    00:00:00 mate-appearance-properties
enzo     12304  5822  0 18:21 pts/0    00:00:00 grep mate-a


After closing the window:
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$ ps -ef | grep mate-a
enzo      3523  3440  0 17:40 ?        00:00:00 /usr/lib/polkit-mate/polkit-mate-authentication-agent-1
enzo      3559     1  0 17:40 ?        00:00:00 /usr/lib/mate-applets/mateweather-applet-2
enzo     13655  5822  0 18:25 pts/0    00:00:00 grep mate-a


Here are the theme related messages:
/ I don't see any 'gTangish' in the themes list. /
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$ sudo mate-appearance-properties
Password:

(mate-appearance-properties:12105): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_tree_model_sort_real_unref_node: assertion `elt->ref_count > 0' failed

(mate-appearance-properties:12106): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme directory 16x16/actions of theme gTangish-2.0a1 has no size field


(mate-appearance-properties:12106): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme directory 16x16/apps of theme gTangish-2.0a1 has no size field


(mate-appearance-properties:12106): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme directory 16x16/categories of theme gTangish-2.0a1 has no size field


(mate-appearance-properties:12106): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme directory 16x16/devices of theme gTangish-2.0a1 has no size field


(mate-appearance-properties:12106): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme directory 16x16/emblems of theme gTangish-2.0a1 has no size field


(mate-appearance-properties:12106): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme directory 16x16/emotes of theme gTangish-2.0a1 has no size field


(mate-appearance-properties:12106): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme directory 16x16/mimetypes of theme gTangish-2.0a1 has no size field


(mate-appearance-properties:12106): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme directory 16x16/places of theme gTangish-2.0a1 has no size field


(mate-appearance-properties:12106): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme directory 16x16/status of theme gTangish-2.0a1 has no size field


(mate-appearance-properties:12106): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme directory 32x32/actions of theme gTangish-2.0a1 has no size field


(mate-appearance-properties:12106): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme directory 32x32/apps of theme gTangish-2.0a1 has no size field


(mate-appearance-properties:12106): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme directory 32x32/categories of theme gTangish-2.0a1 has no size field


(mate-appearance-properties:12106): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme directory 32x32/devices of theme gTangish-2.0a1 has no size field


(mate-appearance-properties:12106): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme directory 32x32/emblems of theme gTangish-2.0a1 has no size field


(mate-appearance-properties:12106): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme directory 32x32/emotes of theme gTangish-2.0a1 has no size field


(mate-appearance-properties:12106): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme directory 32x32/mimetypes of theme gTangish-2.0a1 has no size field


(mate-appearance-properties:12106): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme directory 32x32/places of theme gTangish-2.0a1 has no size field


(mate-appearance-properties:12106): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme directory 32x32/status of theme gTangish-2.0a1 has no size field


UPDATE: I have logged in as a different user, and caja started normally. Also the HDD temperature readings become correct, and mate-appearance-properties worked normal. How to find the difference between the two users?
Last edited by Eperbab on Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:35 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: 100% CPU load by mate-appearance-properties - 2

Postby Nice&Gently » Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:54 pm

Are you shure that no ~.gtkrc.... file is in your home folder?
If yes, delete or save/rename it.
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Re: 100% CPU load by mate-appearance-properties - 2

Postby Eperbab » Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:35 pm

OK, I was wrong. Both users had a .gtkrc and a .gtkrc-2.0 file in their home, but the second one was different. CPU usage is ok after deleting ~/.gtkrc*.
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Re: [Solved] 100% CPU load by mate-appearance-properties - 2

Postby modular » Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:07 am

Thanks for this I had a similar issue.

This also solved another issue I had - under Appearance settings, the previews of nearly all themes, icons, window controls are broken. They were restored with this fix.

As an aside, why is this happening if an .gtkrcxxx file is present?
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