Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Since I upgrade to 11.04, the new Ubuntu One daemon (syndaemon) is using 100% at somewhat random intervals. I'm not updating any files in the folder to my knowledge, so it's a bit confusing as to why it would do this.

Is this normal behaviour? If it is, then I understand, (only, when it uses so much CPU, my system becomes almost unusable!) :)

EDIT: OOPS! It wasn't actually Ubuntu-one (I had problems with it in the past and got the process name mixed up in my head/memory). Chipaca's answer is accurate for me.

share|improve this question
I've also had Ubuntu One's sync daemon go nuts in the past, so I can easily see the confusion. – belacqua Apr 17 '11 at 23:01
@jgbelacqua: \o/ glad I'm not alone :P (I honestly felt a bit silly). – RolandiXor Apr 17 '11 at 23:09
up vote 3 down vote accepted

Syndaemon is «a program that monitors keyboard activity and disables the touchpad when the keyboard is being used». Nothing related to Ubuntu One. The fix to this particular issue seems to have been released already; if you're experiencing this behavior with an up-to-date Natty, please mention this on that bug.

share|improve this answer
Thanks Chipaca! My apologies for getting the process names mixed up :P (for some reason - silly me)!!! – RolandiXor Apr 17 '11 at 21:37

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.