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Old 09-19-2003, 07:19 PM   #1
jhaiduce
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CPU usage in X


My CPU monitor has been reporting 100% all the time. When I check in gnome-system-monitor to see what process is to blame it usually shows gdm-binary as using the most CPU, although sometimes prelude is on top. Other apps don't usually seem to slow down, but today my window manager (fluxbox) has been lagging when I drag windows around. Is gdm-binary really using that much CPU, and how do I stop it?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 09-19-2003, 10:19 PM   #2
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type ::
top
in the terminal and watch the processes in real time and take note of what is sucking everything up...
when you find what it is, you can kill it with ::
the kill or killall command..
 
Old 09-20-2003, 01:08 AM   #3
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Also, when you run 'top', look at the 'NI' column. It shows the priority of the process; if the one using up all the CPU has a large 'NI' value (like 19), it means it's running with very low priority. Higher means low priority, lower (down to -20) means higher priority. Don't ask me why Anyway, as long as the top process is low priority, it shouldn't adversely affect your performance.
 
  


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