Effects vs. Screen performance

Georgi Kourtev gkourtev at gmail.com
Mon Feb 21 06:23:42 UTC 2011


On Friday, February 18, 2011 18:33:32 Bruce Marshall wrote:
> On Friday, February 18, 2011, Georgi Kourtev wrote:
> > This issue appeared after I had 10.04 installed and onwards (currently I
> > am  with 10.10).  It was not the case with previous versions of Kubuntu.
> > Some people suggest to simply disable the effects, but I like the KDE
> > effects and would like to keep them running.
> > 
> > I'll appreciate if some can share ideas on how to solve this once and
> > forever.   Cheers,
> > gk
> 
> Have you run 'top'  to see if something is tying up your CPU?
> 
> Or 'free' to see if you are running low on free space?

Both does not show anything worrying: see below the output.

FROM free
--------------
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:       2051240    1904628     146612          0      40064    1261936
-/+ buffers/cache:     602628    1448612
Swap:      6142972          0    6142972

---------
FROM top
-----
gkourtev at gkourtev-laptop:~$ top
top - 08:21:31 up 26 min,  2 users,  load average: 0.77, 0.87, 0.91
Tasks: 167 total,   2 running, 165 sleeping,   0 stopped,   0 zombie
Cpu(s):  2.9%us,  1.6%sy,  0.0%ni, 95.4%id,  0.0%wa,  0.0%hi,  0.0%si,  0.0%st
Mem:   2051240k total,  1894048k used,   157192k free,    40064k buffers
Swap:  6142972k total,        0k used,  6142972k free,  1230000k cached

  PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S %CPU %MEM    TIME+  COMMAND                                                  
 1244 root      20   0  114m  44m  19m S    4  2.2   3:19.88 Xorg                                                     
 2306 gkourtev  20   0  124m  21m  15m S    2  1.1   0:03.39 konsole                                                  
 1617 gkourtev  20   0  214m  41m  23m S    1  2.0   1:47.81 kwin                                                     
 1631 gkourtev  20   0  346m  69m  31m S    1  3.5   0:31.18 plasma-desktop                                           
    7 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:02.97 ksoftirqd/1                                              
 1129 root      15  -5     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:01.12 kslowd000                                                
 1521 root      20   0 20924 4940 2844 S    0  0.2   0:01.15 upowerd                                                  
 1593 gkourtev  20   0  105m  18m  14m S    0  0.9   0:00.48 kwalletd                                                 
 2452 gkourtev  20   0  2620 1144  840 R    0  0.1   0:00.16 top                                                      
    1 root      20   0  2868 1684 1204 S    0  0.1   0:00.71 init                                                     
    2 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 kthreadd                                                 
    3 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.18 ksoftirqd/0                                              
    4 root      RT   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 migration/0                                              
    5 root      RT   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 watchdog/0                                               
    6 root      RT   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.01 migration/1                                              
    8 root      RT   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 watchdog/1                                               
    9 root      20   0     0    0    0 R    0  0.0   0:00.05 events/0                                                 
   10 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.53 events/1                                                 
   11 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 cpuset                                                   
   12 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 khelper                                                  
   13 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 netns                                                    
   14 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 async/mgr                                                
   15 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 pm                                                       
   17 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 sync_supers                                              
   18 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 bdi-default                                              
   19 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 kintegrityd/0                                            
   20 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 kintegrityd/1                                            
   21 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.20 kblockd/0                                                
   22 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 kblockd/1                                                
   23 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 kacpid                                                   
   24 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 kacpi_notify                                             
   25 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 kacpi_hotplug                                            
   26 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.00 ata_aux                                                  
   27 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.06 ata_sff/0                                                
   28 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.05 ata_sff/1                                                
   29 root      20   0     0    0    0 S    0  0.0   0:00.01 khubd  




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