System Monitor remains busy for 15 - 20 minutes after startup

Joep L. Blom jlblom at
Thu Feb 18 10:50:03 UTC 2010

Christopher Chan wrote:
> On Thursday, February 18, 2010 01:47 PM, Ashish Vijaywargiya 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.
My advise would be to run gkrelmm its in the repositories). When well 
configured it gives you - graphically - the load, as well in total as 
per processor and shows the top x processes (in my case 3). You can 
easily see which processor is maximally loaded together with the overall 
load and and which process gives the highest load.

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