• MATE Running at Excessively High CPU Rates


    I installed Antergos MATE to play with it and while it was running, I had CPU usage of an Average between 40%-60% on all 4 Cores of my laptop’s i5 430M while just idling. I didn’t continue testing because the usage was so high that I couldn’t even do basic things like add applets to the panels after one. I was able to add one menu applet but it wouldn’t open or allow me to remove the menu. I then tried to add a different menu to the panel but it wouldn’t let me add anything else.

    The process that was causing the issue was mostly mate-panel. It was running at 100-120% CPU usage consistently once it started going crazy.

    For comparison,
    GNOME, at idle, averaged a CPU rate of 1-3% with a maximum 5% across all 4 cores.
    Cinnamon, at idle, averaged a CPU rate of 1-4% with a maximum of 7% across all 4 cores.

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  • I installed Antergos MATE to play with it and while it was running, I had CPU usage of an Average between 40%-60% on all 4 Cores of my laptop’s i5 430M while just idling. I didn’t continue testing because the usage was so high that I couldn’t even do basic things like add applets to the panels after one. I was able to add one menu applet but it wouldn’t open or allow me to remove the menu. I then tried to add a different menu to the panel but it wouldn’t let me add anything else.

    The process that was causing the issue was mostly mate-panel. It was running at 100-120% CPU usage consistently once it started going crazy.

    For comparison,
    GNOME, at idle, averaged a CPU rate of 1-3% with a maximum 5% across all 4 cores.
    Cinnamon, at idle, averaged a CPU rate of 1-4% with a maximum of 7% across all 4 cores.

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  • Ya. That’s a phenomenal amount. Not even necessary. Question: Do you disable Chrome apps in that browsers settings when Chrome is not running any longer. Sorry, am asking on the assumption that your using Chrome as the default installed browser for Antergos. If so, I"m sure that your aware that this will reduce by what-ever amount of usage Chrome is utilizing from your laptop.

    So since it was mate-panel, most obviously mate-panel is having a leek somewhere from within it’s code/process interacting with other processes that might rely on it. I’m wondering if perhaps that there’s a process that might rely on mate-panel and is drawing CPU through mate-panel to it’s own process. Not entirely sure about that. Just an idea.

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  • I did not do thorough testing because I was mostly just testing the Setups of each Antergos DE Install. This is where I got stuck with testing MATE.

    I do not use Chromium (Chromium is installed not Chrome) so that is not the issue.

    Your idea about a backend process that is being ran through mate-panel sounds plausible but I am not testing the MATE version anymore. I was mostly posting this for the developers to take a look to see if they can reproduce the error.

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  • Oh, I see. Ok. Well, hopefully the devs will see your thread soon because it seems to deserve attention.

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