Plasmashell –no-respawn taking too much CPU


Restarting plasmashell with
killall plasmashell; systemctl --user restart plasma-plasmashell
fixes it, but it reappears on reboot or if I open the application launcher on the taskbar.

Tested in a new user. Issue still persists.

systemctl --user status plasma-plasmashell

Kernel: 6.8.4-zen1-1-zen
Theme: [Plasma], Catppuccin-Mocha-Standard-Lavender-Dark [GTK2/3]
Icons: breeze-dark [Plasma], breeze-dark [GTK2/3]
CPU: Intel i3-8100 (4) @ 3.600GHz
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

I can’t confirm if it is using too much CPU right now /edit: it doesn’t , but I wouldn’t kill plasma like that as it doesn’t terminate things “gracefully”, (nor do you give it much time with ; to begin with). If I’d need to reload configs and restart I’d use

systemctl --user daemon-reload && systemctl restart --user plasma-plasmashell.service
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Thank you! This is more consistent to restart plasmashell then the command I was using. But it doesn’t fix the underlying problem. The issue reappears on opening application launcher.
As a workaround, I will hotkey this command to a shortcut to quickly restart plasma.

kwin_wayland seems to be related to plasmashell --no-respawn in that it also stops using so much cpu when I restart plasmashell with this command.

Doing this helped for some reason even after creating new user didn’t.

I am also having this problem, how do i fix it without completely resetting?