knotify4 going crazy & breeding like rabbits

Kishore kitts.mailinglists at
Tue Feb 21 08:38:41 GMT 2012

On Monday 20 Feb 2012 6:00:15 PM gene heskett wrote:
> Greetings;
> I have so far today, killed around 75 copies of /usr/bin/knotify4 which is
> pegging out all 4 cores of my phenom, and running it up to 70C+.
> Killing all copies (which is puzzling because killall can't find them but
> htop can) cleans the system up & brings back normal operation.
> But in half an hour I am back to 4 to 6 copies and a pegged cpu.
> This seems to go along with an uptime of 10 days or more, currently at 18
> days.
> Is there a permanent fix for this other than switching to (I'd rather just
> have somebody shoot me) gnome or even (quite a bit better IMO) xfce?

Are KDE sound/notifications working at all when that happens? I have noticed 
that when something underlying fails in the sound system, knotify goes crazy.
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