I got this problem since this morning, htop gives following outputs:

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Most information disappears, does anyone know what I did wrong for this?



Here are a few things I tried:

  1. remove & reinstall htop, does not help

  2. remove htoprc and restart htop, does not help

  3. press "left" many times, does not help

  4. check my command line history, I did not find anything unusual

  • Does top also show high CPU usage and no processes? – Timothy Martin Oct 24 '17 at 21:48
  • @TimothyMartin Output of top is completely normal. – username123 Oct 24 '17 at 22:31
  • Were there any updates that immediately preceded this change in behavior? – Timothy Martin Oct 24 '17 at 22:32
  • @TimothyMartin I do not remember I did anything unusual. I also check my command history, it seems normal to me. – username123 Oct 24 '17 at 22:38
  • @TimothyMartin I suspect I may type something wrong in htop that caused this weird behavior. – username123 Oct 24 '17 at 22:39

Some background : I faced the same issue recently.

same issue

My work is mostly on my university high performance cluster and therefore the libraries that I use for computation messes up my account a lot.

The solution that worked for me was to first check which libraries were loaded with ldd /usr/bin/htop. My out was something like this:

linux-vdso.so.1 =>  (0x00007ffedfd87000)
libncursesw.so.5 => /usr/local/Anaconda/Anaconda3/lib/libncursesw.so.5 (0x00002b84c2bc2000)
libtinfo.so.5 => /usr/local/Anaconda/Anaconda3/lib/libtinfo.so.5 (0x00002b84c2df3000)
libm.so.6 => /lib64/libm.so.6 (0x00002b84c304f000)
libgcc_s.so.1 => /usr/local/Anaconda/Anaconda3/lib/libgcc_s.so.1 (0x00002b84c3352000)
libc.so.6 => /lib64/libc.so.6 (0x00002b84c3564000)
libtinfow.so.5 => /usr/local/Anaconda/Anaconda3/lib/./libtinfow.so.5 (0x00002b84c3931000)
/lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 (0x0000563efed0e000)

It might not be very obvious but the dependencies were met through the Anaconda3 libraries, which is pretty awkward. I had asked to load anaconda module in my ~/.bashrc. This causes a mismatch in the libraries with the ones in the headers.

Solution was to simply unload the anaconda module with module unload python/Anaconda3

P.S. This is a very specific solution that worked for me. Can you please write your out from ldd?

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