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0005085Kali Linux[All Projects] General Bugpublic2018-11-08 10:36
ReporterD tk Assigned Tosteev  
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
Status resolvedResolutionfixed 
Product Version2018.1 
Target VersionFixed in Version2019.1 
Summary0005085: xfsettingsd(in package of xfce4-setting) caused high cpu load every 2 or 3 sec.
DescriptionAfter apt-get upgrade 2-3 weeks ago .xfsettingsd start to use high load every 2 or 3 second .its cause other xfce4's program to use high load too .I have the video recorded using my phone to show the "top" command telling me about cpu usage of program imdividually .link

PC : Netbook
Brand : Samsung
CPU :Intel Atom N550 @1.5 GHz
Ram:Hynix 2gb 1333 DDR3
HDD:Seagate 500gb

Cat /proc/version gave me this
Linux version 4.18.0-kali2-amd64 ([email protected]) (gcc version 7.3.0 (Debian 7.3.0-29)) 0000001 SMP Debian 4.18.10-2kali1 (2018-10-09)
Release : kali-rolling
Codename : kali-rolling
xfce4-settings version(downgraded) :4.12.0
-0ubuntu1 (installes through .deb package)
xfce4 version : 4.12.4
xfwm4 version : 4.12.5-1



2018-10-31 00:38

reporter   ~0009919

I chose wrong release .It's the 2018.4 not 2018.1 .


2018-10-31 14:11

reporter   ~0009920

In VirtualBox 5.2.20 when booting from ISO in live mode, there is the same bug!


2018-10-31 23:16

manager   ~0009921

This also occurs on arm64.

A workaround exists by killing xfsettingsd and then relaunching it, but it comes back after a logout/login.

Another workaround is downgrading libfontconfig1 and fontconfig to 2.30, however it's not a good workaround as 2.30 crashes on empty font folders.


2018-10-31 23:26

reporter   ~0009922

Hey . How can it down grade ? Use dpkg remove --force-depends and install fontconfig.deb ?


2018-10-31 23:35

manager   ~0009923

You would need to download the 2.13.0 version from Debian's servers. You can see what I do in the raspberrypi3 64bit image at for the wgets (obviously you'd want to choose the architecture you're running on!)
and then see for how I install them (just apt install with the fixed path on the file system)


2018-10-31 23:54

reporter   ~0009924

Oh .thanks


2018-11-06 20:27

manager   ~0009925

Looks like Debian have fixed the issue in 2.13.1-2 upstream, so as soon as we pull that in, you shouldn't see this issue anymore (though you'll likely have to reboot/restart your login manager for the new fontconfig)

Upstream debian bug is Bug# 909818


2018-11-07 20:38

manager   ~0009926

Looks like the updated packages are on the mirrors, thanks for the report, please be sure to apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade to pull in the fixed version of fontconfig.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2018-11-08 10:36 D tk New Issue
2018-11-08 10:36 D tk Issue generated from: 0005061