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

Christopher J. Bottaro cjbottaro at
Thu Jun 29 20:52:21 BST 2006

Jorge Tomé Hernando wrote:

> 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.

Awesome, maybe I'll try Kubuntu again then...

I still have questions.  Why does it only affect laptops?  Why is the kernel
built for SMP even though I only have one processor?

Thanks for the solution.

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