Unknown strange processes with KDE
Ever since the first KDE 4 version for Debian, and the KDE versions from qt-
kde.debian.net, I have had problems with strange unknown processes that starts
now and then, usually daily, and use about 50 to 60 percent of my two
processors power and make them run hot. I got a hardware monitor applet
telling so I clearly see it every time it starts.
You can see a screenshot of Ksysguard here
http://www.gotlandsbilden.se/bild/Unknown_processes.png (the language is
On the screenshot you see 3 processes that has the user name "root, -1". The
of processor power is showed "unknown" for two of them. For the other there
seems noting. I have seen up to seven of this unknown processes. They start
and die and change pid number very fast. Yesterday I was able to kill them
then I run Ksysguard as root. But usually I could not kill them even if I run
Ksysguard as root. Then I got a error message that tell that I couldn’t kill
the process as root.
Then I use "top", "ps" or "ps auxf" to see the system processes I can't see
them at all. Isn't that strange?
The unknown processes belongs to KDE. I have had clean installs of Gnome,
XFCE 4 and KDE on different partitions and the unknown processes only appear in
the KDE system. OK they can be connected to some other application but then
they only appear with KDE.
Now I installed a brand new Debian Sid and immediately upgraded KDE to the KDE
4.5.3 from qt-kde.debian.net. And the processes is there.
Right now I realized for the first time that the same problem appear even with
my portable computer. And I couldn't kill them running Ksysguard as root...
It's very annoying having to restart the computers now and them because of
this. Any clues?