Program Hogging 100% CPU - Can't Find It

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by GeekPlaya, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. GeekPlaya macrumors newbie

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    Whenever I plug in a keyboard and a mouse to my Macbook, it locks the cursor in the upper left corner.

    Doing some debugging, I used Activity Monitor to locate the culprit responsible for this whole ordeal. Turns out it's something called "ControllerMate Helper", which when plugged in causes a CPU leak until a restart is required. You cannot force quit it.

    I looked under my Library folder, but could not find it where it was supposed to be.

    How can I locate this? The search tool and spotlight are failing me.

    Is there a way to locate it from Activity Monitor?

    Thanks in advance,
    Gray
     
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  3. GeekPlaya thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I still can't find it... I believe it may not be named ControllerMate Helper as a file...

    Still no way to locate from within Activity Monitor?
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Complete steps 1-7 of the instructions in that link, then take a screen shot of your Finder window and post it.
     
  5. GeekPlaya thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay, now it is apparently something called "UserEventAgent." I successfully uninstalled the ControllerMate Helper.

    When I plug in the keyboard, "UserEventAgent" rockets up to 99.8% CPU usage, making my cursor jump about... (and still locking my mouse in the upper left)
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It sounds like you're not using an Apple keyboard and the keyboard needs a driver. What kind of keyboard is it?
     
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  8. GeekPlaya thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I fixed the CPU 100% hog by removing a plugin in the UserEventPlugins folder, called "AppleHIDMouseAgent.plugin"... didn't seem to cause any problems.

    Now that the CPU leak is done, the cursor still locks up in the upper left corner with still just the keyboard plugged in.

    It's a Microsoft Keyboard with Finger Print Reader..
     
  9. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    Find another keyboard/mouse. All HID devices are not equal.
     
  10. GeekPlaya thread starter macrumors newbie

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    :-( There really isn't a work around for this?
     
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