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    Default Xorg Gobbling Up Memory on openSUSE 13.1 x64

    The longer my PC is on, the more memory Xorg swallows. It starts at under 30,000~ KB, and crawls over 300 megs with normal desktop usage. I've also observed it eating up CPU time too. I'm not using any propriety drivers. How can this be fixed, and is this happening to anyone else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pirithous View Post
    The longer my PC is on, the more memory Xorg swallows. It starts at under 30,000~ KB, and crawls over 300 megs with normal desktop usage. I've also observed it eating up CPU time too. I'm not using any propriety drivers. How can this be fixed, and is this happening to anyone else?
    This shouldn't happen.

    What graphics card and what drivers are you using?

    And you should specify what openSUSE version you are using, too.

    But most likely, some programs you are running are causing this.
    Check with "top" or by pressing Ctrl+ESC if you are using KDE to find out which ones.

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    Default Re: Xorg Gobbling Up Memory on openSUSE 13.1 x64

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    What graphics card and what drivers are you using?
    A Radeon HD 5770, and the "radeon" kernel driver.

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    And you should specify what openSUSE version you are using, too.
    I did in the title.

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    But most likely, some programs you are running are causing this.
    Check with "top" or by pressing Ctrl+ESC if you are using KDE to find out which ones.
    I am using Firefox, and doing standard desktop tasks like opening dolphin, etc. Nothing out of the ordinary. Xorg never frees memory after closing Firefox and all applications open. I also notice that plasma-desktop increases in memory usage as time goes on, and I don't know if these things are related. Could this be related to OpenGL 2.0 compositing, that is turned on by default?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pirithous View Post
    I did in the title.
    Yes, you did.
    Sorry, I missed that somehow!

    I am using Firefox, and doing standard desktop tasks like opening dolphin, etc. Nothing out of the ordinary. Xorg never frees memory after closing Firefox and all applications open. I also notice that plasma-desktop increases in memory usage as time goes on, and I don't know if these things are related. Could this be related to OpenGL 2.0 compositing, that is turned on by default?
    Maybe.
    You could try a different settings in "Desktop Effects"->"Advanced"->OpenGL.
    Is "Qt graphics system" set to "raster"?

    You may want to try to install the proprietary fglrx driver. Maybe it would improve things for you?
    http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:AMD_fglrx

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    Default Re: Xorg Gobbling Up Memory on openSUSE 13.1 x64

    Quote Originally Posted by pirithous View Post
    The longer my PC is on, the more memory Xorg swallows. It starts at under 30,000~ KB, and crawls over 300 megs with normal desktop usage. I've also observed it eating up CPU time too. I'm not using any propriety drivers. How can this be fixed, and is this happening to anyone else?
    On my system, konqueror and firefox are both using far more than Xorg. Even "konsole" is using a tad more than Xorg.

    But then, I have desktop effects disabled, and I don't do much that is graphic intensive.
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    Default Re: Xorg Gobbling Up Memory on openSUSE 13.1 x64

    There's been a bug report about this, and nothing I do changes the fact that both Xorg and plasma-desktop are leaking memory. And barely anybody responds to serious bug reports dating all the way back to openSUSE 12.3 for a myriad of issues that obviously the people reporting aren't able to fix themselves. This bug will probably not be fixed either, because it's been months with not even a single reply. I can't believe how few people are filing bug reports...but then again, whats the point. Most likely it will just sit there for years, unanswered.

    https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=849735

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    Maybe you should report that directly at KDE?
    http://bugs.kde.org/

    Btw, I never had such a problem either (open source radeon driver here, and another system with an intel chip).

    Do you have any non-default plasmoids added, or does this already happen on a default installation?

    IIRC something like this was caused once by certain applications that add a systray icon. But that bug that I'm thinking of should be fixed already for some time.
    But this one sounds similar to your description as well:
    https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=324012
    So, are you using the "Current Application Control" applet maybe?

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    Default Re: Xorg Gobbling Up Memory on openSUSE 13.1 x64

    Quote Originally Posted by pirithous View Post
    This bug will probably not be fixed either, because it's been months with not even a single reply. I can't believe how few people are filing bug reports...but then again, whats the point. Most likely it will just sit there for years, unanswered.

    https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=849735
    I report quite a few bugs. Most of them are addressed.

    Some bugs are really upstream problems, so the opensuse team cannot do much other than report them upstream. Some bugs are hard to investigate, because they only show up in peculiar conditions.

    Both of those problems might apply in your case.
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    Default Re: Xorg Gobbling Up Memory on openSUSE 13.1 x64

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    Maybe you should report that directly at KDE?
    http://bugs.kde.org/

    Btw, I never had such a problem either (open source radeon driver here, and another system with an intel chip).

    Do you have any non-default plasmoids added, or does this already happen on a default installation?

    IIRC something like this was caused once by certain applications that add a systray icon. But that bug that I'm thinking of should be fixed already for some time.
    But this one sounds similar to your description as well:
    https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=324012
    So, are you using the "Current Application Control" applet maybe?
    I am using no non-default plasmoids. It's happening on a default installation, and there's nothing custom about my installation. I'm not using "Current Application Control". If you add plasmoids, do you see plasma-desktop consume more memory, and if you close them, does the memory get freed? On my system, both plasma-desktop and Xorg consume more and more memory as the system is used, and the ram will never free up until rebooting.

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    Default Re: Xorg Gobbling Up Memory on openSUSE 13.1 x64

    On Tue 04 Feb 2014 09:56:02 PM CST, pirithous wrote:


    There's been a bug report about this, and nothing I do changes the fact
    that both Xorg and plasma-desktop are leaking memory. And barely anybody
    responds to serious bug reports dating all the way back to openSUSE 12.3
    for a myriad of issues that obviously the people reporting aren't able
    to fix themselves. This bug will probably not be fixed either, because
    it's been months with not even a single reply. I can't believe how few
    people are filing bug reports...but then again, whats the point. Most
    likely it will just sit there for years, unanswered.

    https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=849735


    Hi
    So that bug is waiting for info back from the reporter.... if they
    don't respond then........

    I have one against my sec package like that, you wait and wait....and
    close... (in this case I've actually fixed it...)

    So did you try running valgrind as suggested in the bug to see what is
    leaking? If so, add your voice to that one...

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