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How can I disable abrt daemon to avoid 100% CPU usage?

asked 2013-11-02 17:03:18 -0500

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updated 2013-11-02 17:10:52 -0500

How can I disable abrt daemon to avoid 100% CPU usage? (Fedora 19)

Every hour I have a process called abrt-action-gen, taking 100% that never ends. Worst of all, it is a root process, so I have to sudo to kill and other users can't do anything about it.

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Checking, yum doesn't find any package that provides that process. Do you know where it came from?

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2013-11-02 23:31:05 -0500 )edit

@sideburns, I think it is abrt daemon, it is there in the default installation.

alfC gravatar imagealfC ( 2013-11-03 23:29:44 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-11-03 13:15:00 -0500

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You can disable a service with systemctl. This has to be executed as root.

systemctl disable abrtd.service
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answered 2013-11-03 09:27:33 -0500

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updated 2013-11-03 09:29:55 -0500


As root

$ su -

Password:(root password)

Run gnome-session-properties

And deselect the abrt GUI from starting with Gnome.

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Why as root?

skytux gravatar imageskytux ( 2013-11-03 16:23:04 -0500 )edit

I cannot find anything with that name in the list given by gnome-session-properties, the lists run from Blueman Applet to xscreensaver but there is no abrt in between.

alfC gravatar imagealfC ( 2013-11-03 23:28:06 -0500 )edit

@alfC: Please, do it as normal user.

skytux gravatar imageskytux ( 2013-11-04 11:00:05 -0500 )edit

I tried both, as root and as normal user. I am trying for a few days Mark's solution.

alfC gravatar imagealfC ( 2013-11-04 14:08:07 -0500 )edit

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