Upgrade to 8.04 and now Xgl is using 95% of CPU

Karl Larsen k5di at zianet.com
Fri Oct 24 20:21:43 UTC 2008

stan wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 24, 2008 at 01:40:19PM -0400, Abhinav Gupta wrote:
>> First remove XGL
>> sudo apt-get remove xserver-xgl
>> And then follow installation guide on
>> http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubuntu_Hardy_Installation_Guide
>> I went for the "Method 2: Manual Install". Works perfectly for me. Though
>> they seem to have changed it. Was something else a few days ago.
>> I made a small shell script that will remove xgl and install the requested
>> ATI drivers after downloading them.
>> http://paste2.org/p/91746
>> Get the code, save as "ati-installer" on your desktop.
>> Then
>> chmod +x ati-installer
>> sudo ati-installer 8.9 -xgl
>> This will download the ATI drivers version 8.9, remove XGL and install new
>> drivers.
>> Warning : Use the script at your own risk. I made it for personal use. If
>> you don't think you can trust the script, just follow the instructions on
>> the link I sent. :)
> Thanks for the help.
> Can I clarify what the result of doing either of these methods is? Do they
> install ATI drivers that are "outside" of the standard Ubuntu "supported"
> method? The reason I ask is that I am planing on upgrading to 8.10 in the
> near future, and it seems that I would be better of vis a vi this upgrade
> if i am withing the "expected" installed base, right?
    My suggestion would be to get this version Hardy working as it 
should. Odd that your having the problems you are. When you get the the 
new CD with the latest version load it into another partition and get it 
running. Should be easier on the new version.



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