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Old 12-14-2004, 07:03 PM   #1
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XFree86 using up my CPU


I have found very little info on this on the web, but I think I might be exclusive to Debian running 2.6 kernel.
If its a bug I suppose I just have to wait for an update or a patch. But if there is something that can be done now I would realy appreciate some help.
 
Old 12-14-2004, 07:10 PM   #2
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Does Debian have an X.org package? Maybe see if that has the same behavious, the switch should be pretty transparent and then you can play with things like the composite extension
 
Old 12-14-2004, 08:12 PM   #3
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No, there is no x.org package for debian. I tried installing it from source but it got a little complicated and I was afraid I might brake my xfree.
Thx anyway.

Edit: on second thought maybe I should just go for it. Been thinking of doing a reinstall anyway. If I just leave my home partition alone everything should stay the way it is, right?
I have to wait for my torrents to finish doh, I wont risk losing those

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Old 12-14-2004, 08:41 PM   #4
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I recompiled X.org from source and it turned out ok, it also cleared up that after all that effort the problem I was trying to fix wasn't related to X.org but fontconfig all along But it's not as hard as you'd think, make World and make install and you're done pretty much
 
Old 12-14-2004, 08:48 PM   #5
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Re: XFree86 using up my CPU

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Originally posted by tripmix
I have found very little info on this on the web, but I think I might be exclusive to Debian running 2.6 kernel.
If its a bug I suppose I just have to wait for an update or a patch. But if there is something that can be done now I would realy appreciate some help.
I'm also using 2.6 in Debian and never had a problem with it.
Did you use "apt-get" or installed it(2.6) from source(...like I did...).
 
Old 12-14-2004, 09:33 PM   #6
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The kernel? I downloaded it from www.kernel.org, configured and installed.
This is what I was reffering to http://lists.debian.org/debian-x/2004/01/msg00255.html

DJ P@CkMaN, is it normal to get alot of warning meassages during the make World prosses? It also ended whit an error. I never tryed typing make install after, to scared.
I tried following this howto http://incubator.vislab.usyd.edu.au/...Steve/20040909
 
Old 12-15-2004, 08:28 AM   #7
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Re: XFree86 using up my CPU

Quote:
Originally posted by tripmix
I have found very little info on this on the web, but I think I might be exclusive to Debian running 2.6 kernel.
If its a bug I suppose I just have to wait for an update or a patch. But if there is something that can be done now I would really appreciate some help.
Hello there,
I had your exact same problem months ago. I don't' remember the exact steps I took to get it solved,
But the fix involved editing one of the Xfree's files and changing the nice value. A nice value
is used to specify the priority of a running process.
I am sorry I couldn't provide you with a detailed fix but It was really long time ago and thats all I remember.
Hope this helps.
 
  


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