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Old 02-24-2007, 10:51 AM   #1
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update-status Process?


I am finding my CPU to be taken up with the process "update-status". I am wondering why this is, and how to correct it. I recently discovered that my update icon wasn't working because zmd wasn't running. I restarted my computer and I no longer get that message, but now update-status seems to run forever. It used to be that it would run for a short time after restart, I'm guessing in order to check for updates when logging in, however, it no longer seems to stop. Any ideas on this one? I am running Open Suse 10.2 with KDE 3.6 on a P4 Prescott 3.0 GHz with 2 GB of RAM

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Old 02-24-2007, 04:43 PM   #2
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Zenworks Problem


It appears as though I have a Zenworks issue. Adding sources to Yast work but sychronizing with Zenworks fails, and comes back with errors. I am wondering if a reinstall of Zenworks, and all bits and pieces that go with it would be in order?

Any suggestions anybody?

Old 03-12-2007, 03:16 AM   #3
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RE: Zenworks Problem

Hi Harpo,

I have endured similar ZEN problems to these that you describe. In my case, I concluded that the installation of the ZEN package itself wasn't broken; zen is just cpu intensive. But Zen's setup of my update repository catalog was easily and unpredicatbly damaged. It would work for a few updates, then I'd get undecipherable error messages. That might be what's happened to you.

Here are the gory details of what I went through getting updating working on my machine. Perhaps it will save you some time debugging your problem.

SUSE 10.2 is my first encounter with ZEN and I don't find much to like. The YaST online updater in 10.0 worked fine and I wish Novell had left it alone.

Old 02-04-2009, 12:22 PM   #4
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Seems to fix it

Hi Harpo,

I have been experiencing the same thing on a nfs server. In my case I have a SMT server setup for updates plus it also had Novells update server in the list. I disabled the Novell server, then right clicked the zen gnome icon on the systray went to configure and selected not to load on login.

I have a feeling the not load on login probably just doesn't load the icon on the systray, either way I have been running smooth for a few hours now, where as before it was constantly running at 90%-97% cpu time.

Hope that helps.



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