Long periods of screen inactivity while the HD churns

N. Pauli npauli at st-johns.org.uk
Mon Jan 22 23:43:37 UTC 2007

I've just re-started my machine and I now find that I don't have a useable Xserver any more. So, I'll try 'dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg' see if I can then re-install the Nvidia modules.

Is Edgy meant to be this flaky?


On Mon, 22 Jan, Colin Brace wrote:
> On 1/22/07, N. Pauli <npauli at st-johns.org.uk> wrote:
> > Does anybody have a clue what can be causing this?
> No, but running 'top' in a terminal window might given you an idea of
> what processing start using more CPU when, for example, you launch
> Nautilus. Although disk-intenstive operations don't necessarily
> require much CPU, they will nonetheless nearly always appear at the
> the list because they require *some* CPU cycles.
> Top also supplies a lot of information about memory usage. 1 Gb of RAM
> is very generous and should be way more than enough, but something may
> be hogging memory and causing disk-swapping; take a close look at the
> Swap line and the VIRT column in top.

Nigel Pauli
Network Manager
St. John's School, Northwood

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