high cpu useage
fmccormick at videotron.ca
Sun Nov 4 00:29:54 UTC 2007
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Tim M wrote:
> On 11/3/07, *Frank McCormick* <fmccormick at videotron.ca
> <mailto:fmccormick at videotron.ca>> wrote:
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> Tim M wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > 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.
> > Cheers
> > Frank
> > the right hand column has a command heading so that must be the
> > 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.
> Yeah but what's important is how much CPU time is X using ? Same for
> Firefox and the next couple of programs. X normally (on my desktop)
> using about 1.3 %, firefox less than that. The only problem I have ever
> had was using a specific theme on Icewm.
> Gkrellm and some of its plugins can also be problems sometimes. What are
> you running on the laptop that you don't run on the desktop?
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> Its the other way around. My desktop is loaded with programs whereas
> the laptop is barebones. I use it for writing letters and emails. A new
> addition to the laptop was Opera but I uninstalled it to see if it was
> the problem.
Was it ? Just how much CPU time does X take on your laptop?
Maybe I should just reinstall the system. I have /home
> backed up to my little server.
I'd say reinstalling is a last ditch solution.
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