Xorg often taking a lot of CPU, whole system slow

Leonard Chatagnier lenc5570 at sbcglobal.net
Mon Jan 18 19:54:24 UTC 2010

Dotan Cohen wrote:
>> Xorg is the graphics system. note that Xorg only draws stuff when a program tells it to. in this case it looks like firefox is the main culprit (and maybe kwin) too. this could be because firefox has animations running (maybe not in the visible tab).
>> i recommend installing flash block (in firefox do tools->add-ons), which will prevent flash animations starting automatically (you click on a play button to start them). also set gifs to only play once http://kb.mozillazine.org/Animated_images
> I do have Flashblock installed, Firefox is useless without it.
Have you ever considered using the latest SM browser either the 32 or 64 
bit as your case may be.  FF always seemed bulky and slow to me.
I use 64 bit karmic so if you do to, be sure to install the 64 bit SM
from the Mozilla site. The 32 bit SM browser would work but not the
plugins and NoOp had to consult an Australian expert on SM to get the 
solution.  Top when running SM doesn't have anything as high as 10%
cpu usage and mostly below 3-4%.  FF must have memory leaks or is just 
buggy.  HTH,
lenc5570 at sbcglobal.net

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