[xfce4-panel] Not sure if it is relevent to high CPU util of X process

Jasper Huijsmans jasper at xfce.org
Mon Jul 25 16:12:01 CEST 2005

Wei-Tsun Sun wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am using debian testing with Xorg CVS build.
> X Window System Version
> Release Date: 16 July 2005 + cvs
> I use `startxfce4` to startup the enviroment.
> I am used to leave my laptop on overnight, and I have always found that
> the CPU utilization of the X process is fairly high and spiky. (jumps around 
> from 30% to 90%, shown on top) It happened regardless to either using Xorg
> or XFree86.
> CPU util. will be back to normal once I restart the X server (not reboot), however,
> I just realize that if I kill the xfce4-panel and run it(xfce4-panel) again, the CPU util.
> will again go to the normal state. I am using SVN version 16254 of xfce4-panel.
> Cheers,
> Willie

Most likely this is one of the plugins causing the CPU load.
Unfortunately it can be hard to find out which. You could try removing
plugins one by one, to see if and when it stops taking up CPU time.


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