Caja runs constantly and restarts after I kill it, using 10-20% cpu on each of 4 cores. If I stop it (but do not kill it) all is fine. When it runs the hard disk is constantly running as well. What is going on. Why can I not kill it and why is it reading the hd all the time on its own??? This started after I accepted the last update today... (don't remember what it contained)

  • Forgot to mention it started an unnamed process that started and disappeared with new PID every 5-10 seconds.
    – scanex
    Jan 20, 2019 at 9:49
  • It is possible that this is caused by thumbnail generator of Caja. See similar problem with Nautilus.
    – N0rbert
    Jan 20, 2019 at 10:14
  • Then I can recommend to ask on MATE-friendly ubuntu-mate.community .
    – N0rbert
    Jan 20, 2019 at 12:29
  • Yes it seems to have something to do with a process called by Caja: atril-thumbnail. But even when I delete all the failed thumbnails as suggested it does not make any difference.
    – scanex
    Jan 20, 2019 at 12:33
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    Thanks, I have made a support request in the Mate community.
    – scanex
    Jan 20, 2019 at 13:02


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