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Hello, I have Mandriva and this application KDE Daemon keeps crashing almost every 5-7 seconds. It is slowing my computer down terribly. It's hard to close them because the cursor ...
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    KDE Daemon Crashing--Please Help


    Hello, I have Mandriva and this application KDE Daemon keeps crashing almost every 5-7 seconds. It is slowing my computer down terribly. It's hard to close them because the cursor goes so slow when this is happening and more and more come up until the cursor is frozon. I try to open terminal but that doesn't work because it is to slow, although I can get into a virtual console. I need to get this working soon, but not sure how to get rid of this popup saying that it has closed. If you could respond as soon as possible that would be great. Thank you.

    ~Linux1245

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    Hmmm I wonder which version of Mandriva you're using? If you have Kat installed I would uninstall that ... I heard one version has a serious bug.

    If you can get into a terminal type:

    top

    and copy and paste the output from that in here.
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    Here is what came up when I typed in top:
    Code:
    top - 10:07:44 up 11:14,  5 users,  load average: 3.31, 3.51, 4.50
    Tasks:  81 total,   2 running,  79 sleeping,   0 stopped,   0 zombie
    Cpu(s): 90.3% us,  9.4% sy,  0.0% ni,  0.0% id,  0.0% wa,  0.3% hi,  0.0% si
    Mem:   1026384k total,   289388k used,   736996k free,    16784k buffers
    Swap:     8024k total,     3716k used,     4308k free,   141788k cached
    
      PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S %CPU %MEM    TIME+  COMMAND
    12949 niles     15   0 65216  20m  12m S 58.3  2.0   0:03.67 kded
    12962 niles     15   0 23436  12m  10m S 15.6  1.2   0:00.47 drkonqi
    12959 niles     21   0 51160  13m  10m R 13.0  1.3   0:00.39 kded
     3112 root      15   0 33796  15m 3176 S  5.3  1.6 321:45.81 X
    12292 niles     15   0  3884 2688  860 S  1.0  0.3   0:01.10 gam_server
    12307 niles     15   0 12580 7020 5112 S  1.0  0.7   0:05.29 artsd
    12219 niles     16   0 25152  17m 7516 S  0.3  1.8   0:00.46 mdkapplet
    12275 niles     16   0 22432 8420 7276 S  0.3  0.8   0:00.31 dcopserver
    12322 niles     15   0 24912  12m  10m S  0.3  1.3   0:00.92 kwin
    12331 niles     15   0 26596  15m  12m S  0.3  1.5   0:02.34 kicker
    12347 niles     15   0 65268  30m  23m S  0.3  3.0   0:01.99 amarokapp
    12357 niles     15   0 26256  14m  11m S  0.3  1.5   0:01.86 konsole
        1 root      17   0  1560  112   56 S  0.0  0.0   0:01.08 init
        2 root      34  19     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 ksoftirqd/0
        3 root      10  -5     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 events/0
        4 root      20  -5     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 khelper
        5 root      10  -5     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 kthread
        7 root      10  -5     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 kacpid
      100 root      10  -5     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.32 kblockd/0
      130 root      15   0     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.02 pdflush
      131 root      15   0     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.04 pdflush
      133 root      11  -5     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 aio/0
      132 root      15   0     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:02.62 kswapd0
      722 root      15   0     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.03 kseriod
      793 root      15   0     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.17 kjournald
      939 root      21  -4  1560   76    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.04 udevd
     1077 root      15   0     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 khubd
     1752 root      15   0     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 khpsbpkt
     1762 root      15   0     0    0    0 S  0.0  0.0   0:00.00 knodemgrd_0
    I am pretty sure that kat is that program I use to find files, if it is then yes I do have it. Just now as I am typing this my taskbar at the bottom disappeared. Any ideas? Thanks Again.

    ~Linux1245

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    Also, when I went into top in the command line, the %CPU of kded (kdeamon) was sometimes up to 90%.

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    Yes - I've seen this one several times. If it's not Kat then it's a bug in an early 10.* version of Mandriva. I got rid of it by upgrading to a later version. There used to be a script on the Mandriva website for working around it (a kludge basically).

    There's a toolbar applet called Runaway Process Catcher which you can set up (it should be on your installation disk) by right clicking on your taskbar (or call it a 'Kicker' if you want to use the right lingo).

    If you set that up it'll kick in when the process starts hogging too much CPU and you'll get the option to kill it before the bug (and we are talking BUG) takes over your system.

    It's not an ideal solution but you'll get your desktop back. There should be some updates for your distro on a mirror site somewhere which will fix this for you. You can kill the process manually by running top as root, making a note of the PID and hitting k ... when asked which process enter the PID number and hit return.
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    Unhappy KDED 90% cpu and more

    I am using Mandriva 2006.0 with updates to KDE 3.5.2. I had this problem with 3.4.2 then went to 3.5.1 then to 3.5.2 and problem does not go away. KDED suddently starts using 90% of the CPU. Other problems also such as file systems on firwire stop working. I was watching a movie and suddently it stopped working (no other work going on). Apparently KDE also wiped out the fat32 file system on firrewire as apparently KDED is perusing the file systems. I can kill kded, but files systems have to be completely redone and formated and mounted as superblock wiped out.

    I tried Gentoo, Ubuntu, Fedora C5, Suse 10.1, and Debian. ALL have same problem with KDE, not just Mandriva. It is enough to make one want to return to Windows. I search the web for an answer, MANY people have the same problem, but apparently KDE Org does not acknowledge it or have any fix. And problem is not new as it goes back (with me ) to KDE 3.1 or even before. Persoanlly I am removing KDE from my computer unless an immediate answer is found.

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