high cpu useage
southern.tim at gmail.com
Sat Nov 3 22:08:56 UTC 2007
On 11/3/07, Frank McCormick <fmccormick at videotron.ca> wrote:
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> Tim M wrote:
> > On 11/3/07, *Frank McCormick* <fmccormick at videotron.ca
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> > Tim M wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > The cpu usage on this Dell Inspiron 1200 is running between 40 to
> > > with almost nothing running. My desktop system, also running 7.10
> > Gutsy
> > > . . . runs with extremely low cpu usage even with twice the
> > > running. I think this have been covered before but I didn't pay a
> > lot of
> > > attention to the discussion. Anyone have any ideas how I should
> > > troubleshoot this problem?
> > >
> > > Tim
> > Sure. Use top or htop in a terminal to see what's sucking up your
> > resources.
> > I installed htop and see a display of all the programs running. User
> > root is using much of the cpu but firefox-bin jumps up to first place at
> > times. It is hard to follow.
> > Tim
> Which programs (last column on right) are using up CPU time. You can
> also adjust the refresh time in HTOP.
the right hand column has a command heading so that must be the programs you
are referring to. /usr/bin/X :0 -br -audit 0 -auth /var/lib/gdm/:0,Xauth
-nolist (that is as far as I can read on that line.
In terms of time /usr/lib/firefox/firefox-bin is coming in second place.
Right Time for the former is 6:11 and the latter is running at 5:19.
Trailing is gnome-system-monitor at about 2:20. Also a big users it gkrellm
--sm-client at 1:39.
All the rest are running less than thirty seconds . . . without the gkrellm
to control the fan speed on this Dell I don't think I would be able to use
Ubuntu. I am not sure what the first command is. Does that help? Is it
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