Subject: pkg/5523: KDE kwmsound wastes cpu resources
To: None <>
From: Urban Boquist <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 06/01/1998 17:32:09
>Number:         5523
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       kwmsound loops trying to talk to non-existant audio server
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    gnats-admin (GNATS administrator)
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Jun  1 08:35:00 1998
>Originator:     Urban Boquist
Dept. of CS, Chalmers, Sweden
>Release:        NetBSD-current 980601
System: NetBSD beavis 1.3E NetBSD 1.3E (BEAVIS) #0: Wed May 27 00:21:52 CEST 1998 root@beavis:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/BEAVIS i386

KDE sounds seem unsupported under NetBSD. This is noticed by the
"kaudioserver" program which exits cleanly, but not by "kwmsound" which
seems to loop, consuming unnecessary resources.

I noticed that a machine running KDE was having a "load average" well
over one even if noone was using it. Not starting kwmsound made the
load go down to 0.0x.

Install KDE and run the "startkde" script.

Add the following patch to the x11/kdebase package.

--- kfm/startkde.orig	Mon Jun  1 17:05:24 1998
+++ kfm/startkde	Mon Jun  1 17:06:06 1998
@@ -1,8 +1,5 @@
-kaudioserver &
-kwmsound &
 kfm &
 kcontrol -init &