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Old 01-18-2011, 06:41 PM   #1
ptangney
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Synaptic/update manager causes duplicate scim processes


[rant]Ok, I've been ignoring this for a couple of months, but now it's gotten to me and I want to know what's causing it.[/rant]

Here's my problem. I have scim 1.4-9 (latest) installed for Japanese input. It works fine. I have no problems with it. However, when I launch Synaptic or update manager a duplicate instance of scim starts.This is on Debian Squeeze. See below:

Fresh reboot:
Code:
 scim-bridge             34.2MIB   
 scim-helper-manager           32.7MIB
 scim-launcher x2       47.8MIB, 165.4MIB
 scim-panel-gtk                153.2MIB
After launching Synaptic or Update manager:
B signifies before as above
Code:
B scim-bridge         34.2MIB    
  scim-bridge         34.2MIB 
B scim-helper-manager 32.7MIB
  scim-helper-manager 32.8MIB
B scim-launcher x2    47.8MIB, 165.4MIB
B scim-panel-gtk      153.2MIB
  scim-panel-gtk      153.1MIB

It's not a huge deal, because when I close said programs, the duplicate process stop. I just find it odd because these are the only two programs that seem to cause it. Oh, and I'm using Gnome, if that matters.

As a side note, I have yet to look into it, but why does scim need so much ram anyway?
 
Old 01-19-2011, 10:33 AM   #2
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Scim runs a separate instance for each user (probably because it's tied to that user's x-session?). Since synaptic is running under your root user account, a new instance has to be launched. You'll probably find that any other gui program you launch as root also launches it.
 
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Old 01-19-2011, 01:56 PM   #3
ptangney
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Ah, ok, that makes sense now. I've added the user info field to system monitor, in case I ever forget this in the future.
 
  


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