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Ebere
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Zenity

Post by Ebere » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:49 am

For the first time in years,, I visited a website, and my computer completely locked up.

In a bit, it unlocked enough that I could click something and wait a few minutes and something would happen. It was like playing a newer game on a really old computer. Very very slow. And some things still didn't work.

Once I got the system monitor open, (To see what was taking up all the CPU cycles.), the only thing I found that I have never seen before, was "Zenity". It was not taking all the CPU cycles, but it was taking more than anything else.

And in fact, NOTHING was taking up so many cycles that the computer should be that slow. If you added every visible process together you wouldn't have reached 50% of the CPU.

I had to do a reboot to get my computer back.

The website was youtube. Been using youtube for as long as they have been around, and never had this happen before. Instead of watching the vid on the page where I found it, I "opened it in youtube" instead.

I'll put the link here, but not recommending anyone follow it, just because. Hoping someone better at this, than me, will investigate it and give an all-clear if this wasn't the problem.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVUds_LugBw

Is this something to be concerned about?

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Re: Zenity

Post by Pjotr » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:58 am

No problem with viewing the linked video (well, the announcement really). And no Zenity (which is a legitimate app) in my system processes either....
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Re: Zenity

Post by trytip » Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:02 pm

i believe you clicked the video when it was doing a LIVE Stream. it saying the live stream will return in 2 hours from now. maybe test it again then if you wish. some info can be found in .xsession-errors about crashes. i usually delete .xsession-errors and loggoff/on to refresh the file so it's easier to troubleshoot. the file can get pretty large at times especially if you don't reboot

if i'm around i'll try the site live to see what's going on, but most likely it was the chat area having too many users commenting
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Re: Zenity

Post by chrisuk » Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:03 pm

Zenity is just a small program for creating GUIs (dialogs/windows) from shell scripts or the terminal - quite a few scripts depend on it, so it's perfectly normal to have it installed. If it was running, then it was most likely called by a script.

Typing zenity --question --text "Are you sure you want to give me $100?"; echo $? will show you an example of what it does.

I don't visit youtube unless it's absolutely unavoidable ;)
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Re: Zenity

Post by Ebere » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:36 pm

Thanks all!! :D

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