I use Kile on a regular basis, but I never experienced that. Or
rather, every once in a while I experience a general X-related
lockdown---CPU at 100%, no graphic interaction possible, no switching
to virtual terminal allowed either (presumably because X steals all
keyboard input). My only way out is ssh-ing from another computer and
restarting the whole box.
I wonder if it is related, though. Are you using nvidia proprietary
drivers? The consensus on the archlinux boards seems to point at them.



On Mon, May 14, 2012 at 2:10 PM, Richard Heck <> wrote:
> I thought it would be worth mentioning that I've just seen, twice, a kind of
> slowness in Kile (which is a KDE and therefore Qt-based LaTeX editor) very
> similar to what has been reported here, now and again, as a slowness in LyX.
> All of a sudden, and for reasons I don't understand, Kile ground to a near
> halt, with top showing XOrg consuming 100% or more CPU. (Fortunately, there
> are four processors!) Closing it and restarting it solved the problem.
> Richard

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