over take the cpu time where nothing else runs.

That’s a bit cryptic. Can you explain in more detail.

something is starting ps ‘not me’ i found stacer so i could find it the one from kde never show it. so i jump to 1oo% cpu usage like ever half second. really hard to catch it. i did get it to end one time and a video i was streaming on firefox quit. sorry i’m not much help that why i’m on here

Your description is not communicative enough.
So, for instance “ps” is a utility, and you seem to be saying that something is invoking ps, that it suddenly pops up and displays current running processes.
If that’s not what is happening, then you’re not describing your situation well.

If you’re looking for resource usage by processes, you might want to try using top or one of its derivatives (like htop) instead.


Looks almost the same as the performance monitor on a QNAP NAS: <>.


Possibly, you could install some Linux system monitoring tools, such as “nmon” or “collectl” – Leap 15.1 information as follows:

Information for package nmon:
Repository     : Haupt-Repository      
Name           : nmon                  
Version        : 16g-lp151.2.3         
Arch           : x86_64                
Vendor         : openSUSE              
Installed Size : 199.0 KiB             
Installed      : No                    
Status         : not installed         
Source package : nmon-16g-lp151.2.3.src
Summary        : Performance Monitor   
Description    :                       
    This systems administrator, tuner, benchmark tool gives you a huge amount of
    important performance information in one go. It can output the data in two ways

    1. On screen (console, telnet, VNC, putty or X Windows) using curses for low
       CPU impact which is updated once every two seconds. You hit single characters
       on you keyboard to enable/disable the various sorts of data.
       * You can display the CPU, memory, network, disks (mini graphs or numbers),
         file systems, NFS, top processes, resources (Linux version & processors)
         and on Power micro-partition information.
    2. Save the data to a comma separated file for analysis and longer term data
       * Use this together with nmon Analyser Excel 2000 spreadsheet, which loads
         the nmon output file and automatically creates dozens of graphs ready for
         you to study or write performance reports.
       * Filter this data, add it to a rrd database (using an excellent freely
         available utility called rrdtool). This graphs the data to .gif or .png
         files plus generates the webpage .html file and you can then put the
         graphs directly on a website automatically on AIX with no need of a
         Windows based machine.
       * Directly put the data into a rrd database or other database for your own

Information for package collectl:
Repository     : Haupt-Repository
Name           : collectl
Version        : 4.1.3-lp151.4.1
Arch           : noarch
Vendor         : openSUSE
Installed Size : 1.5 MiB
Installed      : No
Status         : not installed
Source package : collectl-4.1.3-lp151.4.1.src
Summary        : Collects data that describes the current system status
Description    :
    Unlike most monitoring tools that either focus on a small set of
    statistics, format their output in only one way, run either
    interatively or as a daemon but not both, collectl tries to do it all.