Letters lag behind my keyboard strokes. Intrepid 32bit KDE 4.2

Eberhard Roloff tuxebi at gmx.de
Thu Feb 19 16:40:41 GMT 2009

Eberhard Roloff wrote:
> Steven Vollom wrote:
>> steven at Yesua:~$ uptime
>>  20:05:14 up  4:36,  1 user,  load average: 1.11, 1.12, 1.09
>> steven at Yesua:~$
>> How do I understand what these numbers mean?
> Hi Steven,
> from "man uptime"
> ...Load averages are not normalized for the number of CPUs in  a 
> system,  so  a load  average  of 1 means a single CPU system is loaded 
> all the time while on a 4 CPU system it means it was idle 75% of the 
> time....
> So:
> Imho, this means that your system CPU is fully loaded ALL the time (if 
> your happen to be working on a one CPU system).
> So you better use "top" from a shell to see what the "top consumers" of 
> your CPU and Mem percentages are.
> Depending on the "top" results, maybe you should refrain from KDE with 
> this machine and use xfce instead?
> Should you feel an urge to try it, iirc:
> "sudo apt-get install xfce-desktop"
sorry, I should better read the whole thread before posting.
Most of what I said has already been answered much more competently by 
Next time I'll read and only post afterwards.


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