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gpk-update-icon

Dear all,

I have installed OEL Oracle Linux 6.4 on my server , when I type " Top " command to see the CPU utilization , the output shows a root user executed "gpk-update-icon" which consume upto 98% , So needs your feedback with solution.

If I kill this process it will effect ??

Regards

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  • mfillpotmfillpot Posts: 2,180
    the gtk-update-icon cache process is generally run at boot time to update the internal index of gtk based icons. It should stop or throttle after a while, if it does not then killing it will only stop the indexing. Could it be possible that manual directory modifications such as directory links have caused it to get caught in a directory loop?
  • mody82mody82 Posts: 2
    Dear Mfillpot

    gpk-update-icon ( gpk not gtk ) it consume more cpu , what shall I do ?
    need your suggestion, urgently

    Regards
  • mfillpotmfillpot Posts: 2,180
    Sorry for the misunderstanding. The app is for the Gnome Package kit, many people have reported that they fixed it by removing gnome and using another window manager, and other have said that you can go to System->Preferences->Personal->Sessions and Untick "PackageKit Update Applet" to stop the applet.
  • i have the smae problem , if you sole the problem plz post the solution to me

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  • linuxmenlinuxmen Posts: 3
    edited November 2015
    Try changing other X managers . change to GNOME or KDE or gnome lite. or do the following

    System->Preferences->Personal->Sessions

    Untick "PackageKit Update Applet"

    Or simple use the init 3 instead of init 5 in your inittab

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  • gpk-update-icon ( gpk not gtk ) it consume more cpu , what shall I do ?
    need your suggestion, urgently
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  • look at this picture

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