Help! Abnormal high CPU usage related to Launchd and SystemGUIServer

Discussion in 'macOS' started by eeerik, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. eeerik macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone, hope someone can help me with this!

    Yesterday my Macbook (2ghz intel, 1gb ram) started to behave strangily, with nothing running CPU usage is at ~30% and temperature rises really quickly to around 70-80 degrees celsius. In activity monitor I have seen that it is a process called SystemGUIServer that is responsible for the CPU usage and when you kill its parent process, launchd, it all functions as normal with 0% CPU at idle. However, killing launchd seems to reduce funtionality on many other levels so its a solution...

    Anyone that has a clue what is wrong and how to fix it?

    Thankful for all assistance I can get!

    (The problem seems similar to this one but the solution posted there did not help.)

    /Erik
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    You really don't want to kill launchd. Also can you post a screenshot of said high CPU usage? Did you try starting your Mac?
     
  3. eeerik thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your reply. Rebooting doesn't help and I'll see if I can get a screenshot up.

    I also found this which seems to be a related problem and I'm just curious how you can find out if processes are restarted in the way described?
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Check your logs before you go off and start killing processes and other wild goose chases.
     
  5. eeerik thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, its a goosechase since I don't know where to look or what to look for...

    What should i look for in the logs?

    After reboot another process taking up much cpu usage was visible in activity monitor, blued.

    Screenshot
     
  6. sidewinder macrumors 68020

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    The "blued" process is for Bluetooth. Turn off Bluetooth and see what happens.

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