WTF is UserEventAgent??? Why is it hogging the CPU!

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  1. kkamin macrumors member

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    I just installed Snow Leopard and it is running terrribly slow. In the Activity Monitor, UserEventAgent is using 95%-100% off the CPU. What can I do?

    THanks
     
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  3. kkamin thread starter macrumors member

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    WTF is UserEventAgent??? Why is it hogging the CPU!

    I am using OS X 10.5.8 and frequently UserEventAgent is in the 90% for its CPU stat inside Activity Monitor. Everything runs slow when this is occurring. Eventually it goes away, but I was wondering what it was doing and if it needs to do this even?

    Thanks.
     
  4. simsaladimbamba, Feb 1, 2011
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  5. simsaladimbamba, Feb 1, 2011
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    You don't give any indication on what research you have done and what you already know or don't know.
    Why should we reiterate information, when it is readily available just because this is a community?
    The information is out there.

    Either tell us what you already know and have tried, so we can properly help you, or you don't. If the latter is the case, you will normally be pointed to information available to all members of the free www.


     
  6. kkamin, Feb 1, 2011
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    kkamin thread starter macrumors member

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    I appreciate the links but my problem is not 'UserEventAgent not responding'. I clearly stated in my question that it is hogging my CPU activity and I was wondering what I could do about it.

    I was hoping someone could point me to some information or someone has had a similar problem, was able to solve it and could pass on that experience. Sorry if I didn't ask the question thoroughly enough for you. I felt I did. I gave my OS X version, what is occurring, and how my system is responding to it. I gave as much as I know about it (that's why I'm coming here).
     
  7. simsaladimbamba, Feb 1, 2011
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    Wow.
    As you didn't really state what kind of research you have done, it was the obvious choice to link to already existing threads and articles about the process you have a problem with.

    PS: If you don't have a problem contacting a member on this board, maybe you could contact "calderone" and ask her or his advice, as I think s/he is quite knowledgable regarding the inner workings of Mac OS X, and though I butted heads with this poster, I respect his or her knowledge.

    Have a good day.
     
  8. GGJstudios, Feb 1, 2011
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    GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    For details on what is happening with your system, go to: /var/log/system.log

    Are you using any USB keyboards? Some have found this to be a cause of UserEventAgent pegging the CPU and becoming unresponsive.
    Hogging CPU activity and "not responding" are frequently one in the same. When CPU activity is dominated by a process, the process may become unresponsive and the entire system slows down.

    Also, post #15 in the first link that simsaladimbamba posted offers a method of possibly isolating the problem.
     
  9. kkamin thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for taking the time to answer--I appreciate the info!

    I am not using a USB keyboard.

    Thanks so much!

     

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