I have a loud fan and don't like when CPU goes hot for no reason.

When I start Loki 25% of CPU is taken by packagekitd which is enough to make the fan too loud. Anyway, I expect that to check for updates and go off quickly, but instead it keeps running. I can kill it manually but that's not the way to go.

After killing it and searching manually for updates (AppCenter/Updates), packagekitd starts again, and then it doesn't stress the CPU at all and also closes very quickly after having searched for updates.

What to do?

closed as off-topic by Lewis Goddard Sep 25 '16 at 16:20

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It is a known issue, it's reported and confirmed here:


I'm still waiting for an fix or update myself.

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    It's amazing this bug is almost a year old. I wonder how many kilowatts and barrels of oil this bug has consumed. – Michael Fulton May 11 '18 at 21:14