Major problem with Oneiric 11.10 freezing

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Mon Feb 13 10:22:14 UTC 2012

On 13/02/12 18:33, Tom Bell wrote:
> On 02/13/2012 12:12 AM, Basil Chupin wrote:
>> On 13/02/12 15:49, Tom Bell wrote:
>>> Most of the time when I start a program, Thunderbird, Firefox, 
>>> Dolphin, etc., it will delay anywhere from 2 to 5 minutes and even 
>>> then there is no guarantee that it will actually start.  I have 3 
>>> screen captures that illustrate the problem and I will upload them 
>>> to anyone who is interested.
>>> Below is as much information as I could think to send.  If anyone 
>>> wants more information, please be specific.
>>> Thank you!
>> When you ask a question like this and have some screenshots to 
>> illustrate your problem, just like you have now, then post them to:
>> and simply include the URL(s) pointing to the screenshots. This way 
>> you only upload them once and everybody has access them to see what 
>> you are talking about.
>> BC
> Thanks for the help!
> The files have been uploaded:
> <>
> One thing to note:  these screenshots are completely unretouched, no 
> Photoshop!
> You will note the max out of both the CPUs while "top" shows little 
> simultaneous usage of the CPUs.
> You will also notice that the network is not in use and that the 
> memory, 8G, is little used.
> Any suggestions as to what could be going on would be appreciated!!!
> Thank you!
> Tom

You seem to have quite a number of processes set to NI of (-)20. Why?

(Unless I have misunderstood something I read, a (-) setting gives a 
higher priority to a process than a positive value - even if the process 
is idle - but, as I said, I may be wrong.)


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