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Old 02-10-2005, 11:09 PM   #1
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Hard Drive Noise...Constantly Spinning


I just loaded Ubuntu and for some reason my hard is loud and spins alot. For example if I open a program, I can hear it start up and the machine runs slow for a second or two until the HD is spinning. I know it's not the HD because it works fine in XP. It didn't do it when I first started so I'm thinking maybe it's a process or something. I tried hpdarm -M 128 /dev/hda but that didn't work either. Any ideas...this is really annoying...

Here's a list of current processes. Any look suspicious?

NOTE: I don't think I know how to kill processes and keep them from starting on boot so any help on that would be great too...THANKS

UID PID PPID C STIME TTY TIME CMD
root 1 0 0 21:41 ? 00:00:00 init [2]
root 2 1 0 21:41 ? 00:00:00 [ksoftirqd/0]
root 3 1 0 21:41 ? 00:00:00 [events/0]
root 4 3 0 21:41 ? 00:00:00 [khelper]
root 5 3 0 21:41 ? 00:00:00 [kacpid]
root 44 3 0 21:41 ? 00:00:00 [kblockd/0]
root 54 3 0 21:41 ? 00:00:00 [pdflush]
root 55 3 0 21:41 ? 00:00:00 [pdflush]
root 57 3 0 21:41 ? 00:00:00 [aio/0]
root 56 1 0 21:41 ? 00:00:00 [kswapd0]
root 199 1 0 21:41 ? 00:00:00 [kseriod]
root 295 1 0 21:41 ? 00:00:00 [kjournald]
root 367 1 0 21:41 ? 00:00:00 udevd
root 1273 1 0 21:41 ? 00:00:00 [khpsbpkt]
root 1887 1 0 21:41 ? 00:00:00 [kIrDAd]
root 2003 1 0 21:41 ? 00:00:00 [khubd]
root 2867 1 0 21:41 ? 00:00:00 [knodemgrd_0]
root 2902 3 0 21:41 ? 00:00:00 [ipw2200/0]
root 3065 1 0 21:41 ? 00:00:00 [pccardd]
root 3073 1 0 21:41 ? 00:00:00 [pccardd]
root 3255 1 0 21:41 ? 00:00:00 dhclient3 -pf
/var/run/dhclient.eth0.pid -lf /var/run/dhclient.eth0.daemon 3267
1 0 21:41 ? 00:00:00 /sbin/portmap -i 127.0.0.1
root 3580 1 0 21:42 ? 00:00:00 /sbin/syslogd
root 3591 1 0 21:42 ? 00:00:00 /sbin/klogd
root 3665 1 0 21:42 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/acpid -c
/etc/acpi/events -s /var/run/acpid.socket
cupsys 3737 1 0 21:42 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/cupsd
message 3757 1 0 21:42 ? 00:00:00 /usr/bin/dbus-daemon-1 --system
hal 3761 1 0 21:42 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/hald --drop-privileges
bond00 3782 1 0 21:42 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/famd -T 0
root 3857 1 0 21:42 ? 00:00:00 /sbin/cardmgr
root 3960 1 0 21:42 ? 00:00:00 /usr/lib/postfix/master
postfix 3962 3960 0 21:42 ? 00:00:00 pickup -l -t fifo -u -c
postfix 3963 3960 0 21:42 ? 00:00:00 qmgr -l -t fifo -u -c
root 4013 1 0 21:42 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/vsftpd
root 4022 1 0 21:42 ? 00:00:00 /sbin/mdadm -F -m root -s
daemon 4033 1 0 21:42 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/atd
root 4044 1 0 21:42 ? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/cron
root 4138 1 0 21:42 ? 00:00:00 /usr/bin/gdm
root 4148 4138 0 21:42 ? 00:00:00 /usr/bin/gdm
root 4303 4148 0 21:42 ? 00:00:08 /usr/X11R6/bin/X :0
-br -audit 0 -auth /var/lib/gdm/:0.Xauth -nolistroot 4304 1
0 21:42 tty1 00:00:00 /sbin/getty 38400 tty1
root 4305 1 0 21:42 tty2 00:00:00 /sbin/getty 38400 tty2
root 4306 1 0 21:42 tty3 00:00:00 /sbin/getty 38400 tty3
root 4307 1 0 21:42 tty4 00:00:00 /sbin/getty 38400 tty4
root 4308 1 0 21:42 tty5 00:00:00 /sbin/getty 38400 tty5
root 4309 1 0 21:42 tty6 00:00:00 /sbin/getty 38400 tty6
bond00 4535 4148 0 21:42 ? 00:00:00 x-session-manager
bond00 4581 4535 0 21:42 ? 00:00:00 /usr/bin/ssh-agent
/usr/bin/dbus-launch --exit-with-session x-sessiobond00 4585 1
0 21:42 ? 00:00:00 dbus-daemon-1 --fork --print-pid 8
--print-address 6 --session
bond00 4587 1 0 21:42 ? 00:00:02 /usr/lib/gconf2/gconfd-2 5
bond00 4590 1 0 21:42 ? 00:00:00 /usr/bin/gnome-keyring-daemon
bond00 4592 1 0 21:42 ? 00:00:00 /usr/bin/esd
-terminate -nobeeps -as 2 -spawnfd 17
bond00 4594 1 0 21:42 ? 00:00:00
/usr/lib/bonobo-activation/bonobo-activation-server --ac-activate
--bond00 4596 1 0 21:42 ? 00:00:00
/usr/lib/control-center/gnome-settings-daemon
--oaf-activate-iid=OAFbond00 4606 1 0 21:42 ? 00:00:00
xscreensaver -nosplash
bond00 4630 1 0 21:42 ? 00:00:00 gnome-smproxy
--sm-client-id default0
bond00 4632 1 0 21:42 ? 00:00:01 /usr/bin/metacity
--sm-client-id=default1
bond00 4640 1 0 21:42 ? 00:00:00 gnome-panel
--sm-client-id default2
bond00 4642 1 0 21:42 ? 00:00:03 nautilus
--no-default-window --sm-client-id default3
bond00 4644 1 0 21:42 ? 00:00:00 gnome-volume-manager
--sm-client-id default5
bond00 4650 1 0 21:42 ? 00:00:00 gnome-cups-icon
--sm-client-id default4
bond00 4655 1 0 21:42 ? 00:00:00
/usr/lib/gnome-vfs2/gnome-vfs-daemon
--oaf-activate-iid=OAFIID:GNOMEbond00 4660 1 0 21:42 ?
00:00:00 /usr/lib/nautilus-cd-burner/mapping-daemon
bond00 4668 1 0 21:42 ? 00:00:00
/usr/lib/gnome-panel/wnck-applet
--oaf-activate-iid=OAFIID:GNOME_Wncbond00 4670 1 0 21:42 ?
00:00:00 /usr/lib/gnome-panel/clock-applet
--oaf-activate-iid=OAFIID:GNOME_Clbond00 4672 1 0 21:42 ?
00:00:00 /usr/lib/gnome-applets/mixer_applet2
--oaf-activate-iid=OAFIID:GNOMEbond00 4674 1 0 21:42 ?
00:00:00 /usr/lib/gnome-applets/battstat-applet-2
--oaf-activate-iid=OAFIID:Gbond00 4676 1 0 21:42 ?
00:00:00 /usr/lib/gnome-applets/wireless-applet
--oaf-activate-iid=OAFIID:GNObond00 4678 1 0 21:42 ?
00:00:00 /usr/lib/gnome-panel/notification-area-applet
--oaf-activate-iid=OAFbond00 4696 1 0 21:43 ? 00:00:00
/usr/lib/nautilus/nautilus-throbber
--oaf-activate-iid=OAFIID:Nautilbond00 4699 1 0 21:43 ?
00:00:00 gksudo /usr/bin/x-terminal-emulator
root 4700 4699 0 21:43 ? 00:00:00 /usr/bin/sudo -H -S -p
GNOME_SUDO_PASS -u root -- /usr/bin/x-terminroot 4702 4699 0
21:43 ? 00:00:01 gnome-terminal
root 4704 1 0 21:43 ? 00:00:00 /usr/lib/gconf2/gconfd-2 13
root 4706 1 0 21:43 ? 00:00:00
/usr/lib/bonobo-activation/bonobo-activation-server --ac-activate
--root 4708 4702 0 21:43 ? 00:00:00 gnome-pty-helper
root 4709 4702 0 21:43 pts/0 00:00:00 bash
root 4748 1 0 21:44 ? 00:00:00 dhclient eth1
root 4926 1 0 21:52 ? 00:00:00 dhclient eth1
 
  


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