flaky edgy

Frank McCormick fmccormick at videotron.ca
Tue Jan 23 01:04:01 UTC 2007


On Mon, 22 Jan 2007 23:43:37 +0000 (GMT)
"N. Pauli" <npauli at st-johns.org.uk> wrote:

> 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?
> 
> Nigel




   No, but it is.
   By the way don't hijack threads like this, it's considered bad form.


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


-- 
Cheers

Frank





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