System Monitor remains busy for 15 - 20 minutes after startup

Gilles Gravier ggravier at
Thu Feb 18 06:14:35 UTC 2010


On 18/02/2010 17:06, Cybe R. Wizard wrote:
> On Thu, 18 Feb 2010 11:17:48 +0530
> Ashish Vijaywargiya<vijaywargiya.ashish at>  wrote:
>> Hello Friends,
>> I am using Ubuntu 8.04 since last few months. After startup it keeps
>> system monitor busy for about 15 - 20 minutes.
>> Please refer the image:
>> How can I know which process is running in the background that is
>> busying this system monitor? And permanent fix of this problem.
>> This degrades the performance of my Laptop for initial 15- 20 minutes.
>> I am observing the same issue on two desktop machines.
>> Please help!
> Left-click on the system monitor icon.
> Choose, "Processes." (it should come up with the processes tab already
> chosen)
> Click on the CPU column heading until the little arrow points upward to
> sort by highest usage. The one on the top should be the offending
> process. Kill it by clicking on the, "End Process," button.

Actually, that's a very DANGEROUS STATEMENT... If the top process is 
your X server, it will kill the session and every open application (and 
document in it).

It would be better if he told us WHAT process is on top, and that might 
help us provide some really valuable answer.


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