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Old 12-26-2003, 12:36 PM   #1
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KDE 3.2 / CPU Usage


Ok here's the details:

Dell Inspiron 8000 - Pentium III 800 Mhz
512 MB RAM
60 GB Hitachi 7K60 HDD (7200 RPM)
Slackware 9.1
Kernel 2.6.0 Final
KDE 3.2 (3.1.94) using CVSup

When I startx, wait for everything to load, everything is fine. If I don't launch any programs, and let it sit... eventually the CPU Usage skys from practically nothing to 100%. Runnings tops, the processes causing it are X and kinit. X will use about 50% and kinit will use the rest. Also, there appears to be multiple instances of kinit.... but usually only 1 or 2 will share in the CPU eating...

What is causing this?? I would like to blame it on the new KDE, but I think it was doing it before I updated...
 
Old 12-26-2003, 04:25 PM   #2
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"What is causing this?"

Is cron starting anything?

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Old 12-26-2003, 07:41 PM   #3
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Umm, I didn't set any cron stuff up, so how would I check to be sure??
 
Old 12-26-2003, 07:45 PM   #4
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I do not know for sure where Slackware keeps its cron scripts. On Fedora they are in:
/etc/cron.hourly
/etc/cron.daily
/etc/cron.weekly
/etc/cron.monthly

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Old 12-26-2003, 08:53 PM   #5
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Maybe you can try without the usual X 'renice' which some distros use by default.
Most if you use kernel 2.6.
Myself I disabled it by replacing :

:0 local /bin/nice -n -10 /usr/X11R6/bin/X -deferglyphs 16

with

:0 local /usr/X11R6/bin/X -deferglyphs 16

on /etc/X11/xdm/Xservers file.

I think this should make an interesting test.

Last edited by pablob; 12-26-2003 at 08:54 PM.
 
  


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