Friday, 19 July 2013

Clementine and High CPU Usage

I've used Clementine as my music manager for quite a while now but for some reason it's been causing some high cpu utilisation lately with the cooling fan sounding like a hovercraft. A bit of research seems to indicate that it's a bug Clementine and my Nvidia drivers.

This is the article that pointed out the problem to me:

http://askubuntu.com/questions/65099/clementine-has-high-cpu-usage-even-after-shutting-it-down

Effectively you use the following command to start Clementine.

Exec=env __GL_NO_DSO_FINALIZER=1 clementine

Now we don't want to have to type in this line every time we want to start the app up, in KDE it's quite simple, just right click on the start button and select Edit Applications, find Clementine and replace Clementine &U with the above line.

Simples