SOLVED! - cpu usage too high, entire system sluggish, top is messed up

Jorge Tomé Hernando jorge at
Mon Jun 26 08:10:39 BST 2006

On Fri, June 23, 2006 23:05, golfer said:
> On 6/23/06, Jorge Tomé Hernando <jorge at> wrote:
>> sure about this. I have already done 4 installations (formatting the
>> hard
>> disk) and i have had always the same problem. In my last attempt (the
>> 5th)
>> i have done a server installation and i am going to install now the
>> kubuntu-desktop package but i have not time yet to finish this process
>> and
>> to check if the problem persists or not.
> Be aware that a significant number of packages have been upgraded
> (including the kernel) since the distro was issued.  Before you do
> repeat installations, make sure you give the bug fixed packages a try.

Solution was indeed easier.

Adding "noapic" to the boot parameters the problem has totally disappear.

Jorge Tomé Hernando
Linux Registered User #362778

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