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    Default Some programs and functions slow to start/open

    I have noticed for a while now that on TW and recently on Leap 42.2 alpha that some things are slower than they used to be . For example emptying the Wastebin/Trashcan after a right click on it and selecting empty the window border appears but there is a very noticeable delay before the options appear in the window and allow you to actually do the function. In Dolphin the same happens when trying to delete files but only on the first time you do a delete after starting Dolphin. Also it seems to me that both Firefox and Thunderbird are noticeably slower to open than they used to be.

    Is this something anyone else has noticed? Is this a bug somewhere perhaps in Plasma 5?

    Stuart

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    Quote Originally Posted by broadstairs View Post
    Is this something anyone else has noticed? Is this a bug somewhere perhaps in Plasma 5?
    I don't think so.

    I haven't noticed something like that neither on my 13.2 system (with latest Plasma5 from additional repos), nor in a Tumbleweed VM nor the Krypton LiveCD (which is Tumbleweed with the latest unstable KDE packages).

    What happens if you run the affected applications in Konsole?
    Do you get some error messages?

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    Quote Originally Posted by broadstairs View Post
    it seems to me that both Firefox and Thunderbird are noticeably slower to open than they used to be.

    Is this something anyone else has noticed?
    Opening up Firefox has become exceedingly slow for me in the recent past. It takes about 4s just for the window to open up and then about another 10s before it becomes responsive to any kind of input. This sloth like behaviour is beginning to really annoy me ... funny how a measly 14s can really grate on you, but it does!

    Anyway, and while I haven't checked yet myself, my first suspicion would be with one of the extensions being the culprit for the delay.

    FWIW, I haven't perceived a noticeable change with TB ... though I find that I"m opening it much less often these days (as I use my phone more for quick checking of email)

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    Default Re: Some programs and functions slow to start/open

    In the case of Dolphin I do see

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    QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 3092, resource id: 37748838, major code: 40 (TranslateCoords), minor code: 0
    but not until the delete window closes.

    I'll try firefox with all the plugins disabled and see if it makes any difference. Dont know how I can see what happens with the waste bin from a console though.

    Stuart

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    Default Re: Some programs and functions slow to start/open

    My programs function normally, but since the last few updates in Tumbleweed using Plasma workspace, the Cursor Themes settings won't open (take forever) and the same with the SDDM settings in the start-up module. The CPU temp rises to over 80C every time I try to open these from the system-settings control panel. Other than that everything runs as expected.
    Is there anyone might know a fix for this?
    I'm using an ACER laptop with i7 processor and 16GB RAM.
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    Default Re: Some programs and functions slow to start/open

    run top in a console to view CPU activity

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    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    run top in a console to view CPU activity
    john@linux-sn3k:~> top

    top - 09:40:35 up 2:38, 5 users, load average: 2.32, 1.86, 1.80
    Tasks: 251 total, 4 running, 246 sleeping, 0 stopped, 1 zombie
    %Cpu(s): 25.7 us, 1.9 sy, 0.0 ni, 71.9 id, 0.5 wa, 0.0 hi, 0.0 si, 0.0 st
    KiB Mem : 16344424 total, 8680476 free, 2373176 used, 5290772 buff/cache
    KiB Swap: 6120444 total, 6120444 free, 0 used. 13332052 avail Mem

    PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
    26156 john 20 0 872020 115752 77264 R 100.3 0.708 2:24.06 systemsettings5
    12662 john 20 0 2371680 901536 135460 R 4.319 5.516 19:40.80 firefox
    1941 john 20 0 9790892 282404 113188 S 1.329 1.728 13:58.30 plasmashell
    1708 john 20 0 310800 87460 58244 S 0.997 0.535 4:49.45 Xorg
    1916 john 20 0 3169824 121980 67580 S 0.664 0.746 2:38.12 kwin_x11
    51 root 20 0 0 0 0 R 0.332 0.000 0:31.70 kworker/0:1
    1469 root 20 0 296420 8460 7068 S 0.332 0.052 0:19.17 upowerd
    1961 john 20 0 801888 57072 35492 S 0.332 0.349 0:02.94 python2
    2185 john 20 0 2508376 160172 15636 S 0.332 0.980 1:33.61 mysqld
    26382 john 20 0 39536 3916 3332 R 0.332 0.024 0:00.18 top
    1 root 20 0 189716 6204 4132 S 0.000 0.038 0:05.22 systemd
    2 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0.000 0.000 0:00.00 kthreadd
    3 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0.000 0.000 0:00.31 ksoftirqd/0
    5 root 0 -20 0 0 0 S 0.000 0.000 0:00.00 kworker/0:0H
    7 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0.000 0.000 0:13.16 rcu_preempt
    8 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0.000 0.000 0:00.00 rcu_sched
    9 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0.000 0.000 0:00.00 rcu_bh
    10 root rt 0 0 0 0 S 0.000 0.000 0:00.01 migration/0
    11 root 0 -20 0 0 0 S 0.000 0.000 0:00.00 lru-add-drain
    12 root rt 0 0 0 0 S 0.000 0.000 0:00.00 watchdog/0
    13 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0.000 0.000 0:00.00 cpuhp/0
    14 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0.000 0.000 0:00.00 cpuhp/1
    15 root rt 0 0 0 0 S 0.000 0.000 0:00.01 watchdog/1
    16 root rt 0 0 0 0 S 0.000 0.000 0:00.01 migration/1
    17 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0.000 0.000 0:01.47 ksoftirqd/1
    19 root 0 -20 0 0 0 S 0.000 0.000 0:00.00 kworker/1:0H
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    Default Re: Some programs and functions slow to start/open

    Figure which is the zombie and kill it, Probably systemsetting5

    use ps -A to find PID

    Then kill PID

    where PID is the process number of the process to kill

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    Default Re: Some programs and functions slow to start/open

    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    Figure which is the zombie and kill it, Probably systemsetting5

    use ps -A to find PID

    Then kill PID

    where PID is the process number of the process to kill
    ah, OK.... did that, but that just kills systemsetting5 which gets rid of the temperature issue, but then I still can't get in and change my cursor or open the SDDM settings... I still don't know why it's playing up like that
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    Default Re: Some programs and functions slow to start/open

    Maybe a corrupt systemsettings5 file or config.

    Try a different user to see if it is a config problem. If problem follows to different user force reinstall systemsettings5 maybe. Note not sure if systemsettings5 is in own rpm or part of another package. can check provides in Yast software management search to find correct package

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