going dim

Gary Kirkpatrick pegngary at gmail.com
Thu Apr 16 14:02:58 UTC 2009

On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 6:20 AM, Vincent Arnoux <vincent.arnoux at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 01:25, Gary Kirkpatrick <pegngary at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Nope, the dimming business hit me again.  Application dimmed, CPU usage
> went
> > to 100%, only got better after rebooting.  I have no proprietary drivers
> > installed.
> >
> > gary
> When you write "application dimmed", do you mean the whole desktop
> darkens, or only some windows go black and white?
> When it happens, if you type control-alt-F1, log in with your usual
> user name and type "top", can you see which process goes through the
> roof?
> Vincent
> The dimming just occured while I was running FF, update manager and
> xsensor.  Everything dimmed.  I am not sure  that it is always the case that
> everything dims.  Did control-alt-F1 then top, FF was taking maybe 7-9%,
> Update from 7-60%, and another program maybe 5-7%.   Maybe FF jumped once or
> twice.  But nothing really took over.  The screen undimmed of its own
> accord, so this was not one of the those times where anything froze.

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