System UISe is out of control.

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
It's sucking up as much cpu as it can and is bringing my system to painful crawl. This started after a kp during an install of Keynote, ever since I kp on logout and System UISe is running rampant. If I kill it it respawns and goes right back to sucking up my cpu.

I'm running Disk Permissions fix at the moment, how would I fsck the disk? Boot into single user mode (control-s if I'm not mistaken?) and fsck -y? Do I need to sudo this?


  • Reply 1 of 5
    elricelric Posts: 230member
    What is USIe ?
  • Reply 2 of 5
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    User Interface Server.

    serrano, I'm not sure if you have to fsck your disk. Let's just hope that fixing the permissions will fix it.
  • Reply 3 of 5
    serranoserrano Posts: 1,806member
    It was all a no go. Had to fresh install. Not a big deal, I keep all my documents/music backed up on a network disk.

    <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
  • Reply 4 of 5
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    ah, ok. murbot also has such a solution, no ?
  • Reply 5 of 5
    costiquecostique Posts: 1,084member
    In fact, SystemUIServer itself does not consume CPU cycles in any noticeable manner. It was one of menu extras going wild.

    The easiest solution was to trash SUIS's prefs (so that no menu extras get loaded) and log out/in. You might even try to kill it from the Terminal without logging out/in.
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