Thanks for the reply. The processes are all simultaneous, it's the list of jitsi relalted processes from htop command on GNU/Linux terminal. This is rather new, it didn't happen before although nothing changed on my computer (jitsi version nor OS).
As a test I've disabled my registrar less account and things seem to be better. The tray icon kept blinking before, now it doesn't. There are still a lot of Jitsi processes going on but it's not consuming as much resources.
I've downloaded the latest nightly build, great interface improvement there, looks really cool!! I've realised that my registrarless account (diamondcard) was offline although at the top of the main window I have my registrarless number and a green circle underneath it stating "Online". If I click on it I can see my SIP (iptel.org) and XMPP (jit.si) are online but not registrarless. This is quite confusing.
So I went to diamondcard.us site and found detailed instructions to configure Jitsi
Now the calls get through, although the registrarless account keeps disconnecting and re-connecting all the time. Landline calls also disconnect sometimes, and I can only hear my echo on the phone, no sound on the computer. Microphone on computer is disabled by default and even after activating, no sound on the phone, only echo of my own voice.
Then I removed Jitsi completely and reinstalled the stable builds, ignored the instructions from diamondcard and tried to call. Surprise surprise, it works! I could make the call but again, a lot of resources while idle.
So I've uninstalled again and reinstalled the nightly build. No sound on the telephone, no window with the call info on the computer. Tried to call again and the sip from diamondcard got disconnected although on the main window the green online sign is there.
I'm no expert in telephony and softphone but I'm rather into computers and getting my way around. I will keep the stable build and ignore the diamondcard instructions. This was a rather painful experience and I hope there's something that can be done. Hope it might help to make Jitsi better!
Happy new year
best of luck
Ingo Bauersachs <http://search.gmane.org/?author=Ingo+Bauersachs&sort=date> | 29 Dec 2012 21:19
Are those dozens of Jitsi processes in your screenshot or is that historical data?
From what I can tell from the logs, these are active processes. Usually Jitsi creates a lock to prevent
launching multiple instances. Please kill them all and start just one instance. As far as the landline
problems goes, I can't say much as the logs are polluted with 'subscribe' requests from probably those
As far as I know we also fixed some problems with registrarless SIP accounts, one of them being something
with endless reconnections. So unless you need them, delete those accounts or see if updating to the
current nightly helps.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: William Ranvaud [mailto:william@... <http://gmane.org/get-address.php?address=william-iLKENROew85BDgjK7y7TUQ%40public.gmane.org>]
> Sent: Samstag, 29. Dezember 2012 18:37
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> Subject: [jitsi-dev] Resources hog + unable to call landline
> Hi there,
> I've already stated how I like Jitsi but I've been having some problems
> that are really annoying. I can't recommend Jitsi to others if it
> doesn't work well and this is very frustrating because I've already
> influenced many pple to use it...
> First problem that has appeared lately, Jitsi is using almost all
> resources of my computer while idle. (screenshot of running processes
> attached + logs). Computer gets hot, slow, consumes a lot of energy and
> I'm forced to quit jitsi to keep working on my computer.
> Jitsi 1.0-build.3967 on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit and openJDK Java 6
> The second problem is that I can't call land-line telephones anymore
> using my diamondcard.us account. None of the calls get through, it
> states "connecting" forever then sais the other party has not replied.
> I've tested diamondcard online service on my own telephone and it works
> so the problem is on the Jitsi or Java side (?). This happens on Linux
> and Mac, same thing.
> Jitsi 1.0-build.3967 on Mac 10.6.8 or also Ubuntu 12.04
> I wish I could help developing or donating or spreading the word but for
> now I hope I'm helping as a tester.
> William Ranvaud