rxvt-unicode extremely slow to start
cobbe at ccs.neu.edu
Wed Aug 24 04:01:46 PDT 2016
On Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 09:19:24PM -0400, Richard Cobbe wrote:
> Some time within the last month or so, urxvt (from the rxvt-unicode
> package) has become very slow to start, taking on the order of 20 seconds
> to display the window after I launch it. Once the window's up, everything
> works just fine: the shell or whatever program starts immediately, the
> window is responsive to user input, and the window disappears immediately
> after exiting the shell or whatever.
> I have no idea how to debug this. Where should I look for information
> about what's going on? I don't see anything in Console or under
> ~/LibraryLogs/X11. Nothing's printed to stdout when I start urxvt from the
> shell prompt. The only thing I've seen is that, according to htop, urxvt
> sits at about 100% CPU usage from the time when I launch the process until
> the window first appears. Once the window becomes visible, the process's
> CPU usage drops back down to nothing.
Sorry; should have mentioned. Other X clients start right up.
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