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#1 2019-09-17 07:52:52

tarball
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Registered: 2019-09-17
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xfce4-panel and memory leak

Hello, after a software upgrade, some of my panel items take a lot of ressource, more than before. I suspect the following items to cause the memory leak:

- PulseAudio Plugin
- Keyboard Layouts

When I remove those items, the computer fan stops blowing immediatly.

Also, I notice that those item’s graphics are not like before: They have a lightgray background (my whole panel has a dark gray background), and they are narrower than before.

Any idea of what can cause this?

screenshot xfce4 panel

Last edited by tarball (2019-09-17 08:18:29)

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#2 2019-09-17 10:52:30

ToZ
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Re: xfce4-panel and memory leak

Hello and welcome.

tarball wrote:

Hello, after a software upgrade,

What was upgraded? What version of Xfce are you running? Which distro?

some of my panel items take a lot of ressource, more than before. I suspect the following items to cause the memory leak:

- PulseAudio Plugin
- Keyboard Layouts

When I remove those items, the computer fan stops blowing immediatly.

With them running, look at "top". Are they using larger amounts of memory or cpu?

Also, I notice that those item’s graphics are not like before: They have a lightgray background (my whole panel has a dark gray background), and they are narrower than before.

Any idea of what can cause this?

https://i.imgur.com/VjV442q.png

Make sure you are using a compatible GTK3 theme. Try Greybird to see if both problems persist.

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#3 2019-09-17 15:06:40

Jerry3904
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Re: xfce4-panel and memory leak

Make sure you are using a compatible GTK3 theme. Try Greybird to see if both problems persist.

Maybe incompatible?


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#4 2019-09-17 18:45:43

tarball
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Re: xfce4-panel and memory leak

ToZ wrote:

What was upgraded? What version of Xfce are you running? Which distro?

The upgrade was a Debian apt-get upgrade. I run xfce4-panel 4.12.2 (Xfce 4.14)

ToZ wrote:

With them running, look at "top". Are they using larger amounts of memory or cpu?

I would say CPU https://i.imgur.com/yX9kTx4.png (on the graph, you can see before and after the items are enabled)

ToZ wrote:

Make sure you are using a compatible GTK3 theme. Try Greybird to see if both problems persist.

I will, good idea.

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#5 2019-09-23 13:39:25

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Re: xfce4-panel and memory leak

After some tests, I just realized that the issue comes from the theme I use: Ultimate-Maia-Grey. Switching to another theme stops the memory leak. Thank you for pointing me the solution.

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