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I installed LinuxMint Release 13 (maya) DE: Cinnamon on my DELL inspiron 1720 Laptop. I installed the BOINC program http://boinc.berkeley.edu/download_all.php and am attempting to crunch numbers for the Research for a Cure for Cancer effort.
My problem is I am getting a lot of Suspended: CPU usage> indicators. Have I done something wrong in the installation/updates of the DE? What can I do to improve the operation of the BOINC program?
P.S. - if you need additional information, please so indicate.
I am not using the Laptop for any other effort. I have an Intel i7 computer for all my personal needs.
Last edited by Gandalf_PCHF; 04-20-2013 at 01:53 PM.
is pretty good news...it means your system does'nt have to swap and is quite content with the memory it has. Swap space is meant to "park" stuff for a while because there's no space for it in memory...
Honestly, you've got a pretty solid setup there...
Right now, my load average is ar 0.35, but, I"'ve only got Firefox running, it can go tru the ceiling (and beyond) if I start to experiment with stuff like HTML5...
Okay, so, I assume right NOW, the system is running smoothly. Any indication to what happens when it does hick up? At that moment, could you run top?
Looking on with interest...
And, by the way...
I'm a wizard, not a demi-god.
...I'm only an apprentice, that's why I love Linux, there's sooooo much to learn...
Umm...that's quite a bit o' stoppage...
Have you tried to reinstall these?
Xorg...hmm, that could be a problem. Okay, let's go methodically, when last did you run an update? Try this first, that way, we rule out outdated stuff...
I update about every Saturday or Sunday. I did it yesterday.
I understand there is a newer release out... http://cinnamon.linuxmint.com/
I could start over with that, if you agree that there is really nothing to loose.
I guess the worse to happen is we have the same issue again.
I don't mind taking the time, if it has a chance of stopping these stoppages.
P.S. - It is nice to have a Demi-God as a backstop for dumb ideas.
1. I had the Pre-Released version of BOINC running. I replaced it with the Recommended version.
2. I cut the configuration down from using both processors to using only one (50%). That limits the tasking to one at a time not two.
This also allows the CPU to have 50% of its time for internal duties. Which is more productive? Run two task and stop for gas at ever step or run only one task and hopefully you're driving a Prius.
Running time for a similar task under Win7 is taking 3:58/3:32. That's real time/computer time. The Linux laptop reads 15:01/13:57. That tells me there was a total of an hour of CPU stoppage during the running of this task.
I've been meditating...(happens to me some time) do you have a redundant (old) PC somewhere? Maybe setting things up on that box (without messing up your current setups) with a LITE distro could help...just to be complete...
Okay, let's make some suggestion here Arch Linux, if you're up to it. Light and highly customisable...be warned, this is not for the fainthearthed
The laptop that I am having issue with is the "old" PC. OK, it's not a PC but it thinks it is. It's only working one task at a time, so if you have some ideas (heaven forbid), I'm willing to go along as long you don't leave me hanging.