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Old 03-18-2011, 08:55 PM   #1
Rob793
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Process gnome-appearance-properties causing 100 percent CPU Usage


I am running a HP dc5750 dual core computer with a 512MB Nvidia 7200/7300 graphics card my operating system is Ubuntu 10.10. Both my processors are operating at 98-104% cpu usage, it appears that gnome-appearance-properties is the culprit and the only way to return to normal is to end these processes. I have been setting up the desktop cube to my liking and the processor appears to rise up to 100% again. Would getting a 1GB graphics card correct this or is this a bug in maverick meerkat. Any advice would be appreciated. Please keep it simply as I am a Newbie to Linux and find things over-whelming at times. Also would running at 100% on both processors at indefinite periods of time harm my computer.

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Old 03-19-2011, 03:50 PM   #2
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Have you tried to update/reinstall gnome-control-center?
 
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Old 03-19-2011, 04:10 PM   #3
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overusage

If you have no important data on said item, I would reinstall with 10.04 and see if you get the same problem. If so it might be a bus or hardware problem.Cube or any accelerated graphics event might need a lot of RAM. Me use lowest graphics possible, ug.

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Old 03-23-2011, 08:27 PM   #4
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Running your cpu at near full capacity for an extended period will cause excessive heat which, in turn, may harm your hardware! .
 
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