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Hello everybody,it's my first post because i like to solve problems myself,but now i'am really lost.When i try to move any open window cpu usage raises to 100%,i have celeron 1100Mhz,256ram and 32MB video,i really dont think that gnome is such a monster(Red Hat 9.0),i dont know there is the problem,i remember i had the same problem in Alt Linux,but it had a wonderful utility where you could set CPU priority to low,and then everything began to fly !!!,i miss that in Red Hat,please suggest what to do.
There's something wrong for sure...Please open a terminal and tun 'top' in it. It shows most processor and memory hungry processes. Then try to move any window. Please write which process uses so much power.
modprobe: Can't locate module acpi,and in service configuration app i also dont see acpi,drivers:standart nvidia which came from rh9 instalation cd,i am using 1152on864 resoliution with millions of colours,i tried 1024x768 ant thousands of colors,but the result was the same,video card:riva tnt2(32MB),all the software runs well,but the feeling is that i have twice slower CPU that at real.
Check with the /etc/X11/XF86Config file if it uses the nvidia driver or the vesa driver.X should use about 0.5% of the Cpu while sitting around;not 45%.You can also try the nvidia driver from their website.
yes,the driver is nvidia ("nv"),what about the new ones,so i have them,but there comes another story,they require kernel-headers-2.4.20-20.9 for i686,i dont know why they are so rare because i cant find them,the most interesting thing that those floating windows became from fresh instalation,i really havent damaged my system,and is a native Red Hat 9.0 "nv" driver so bad ? p.s. even my mouse uses half processor resources when i am spining around with it.
well i have installed newest nvidia drivers without instaling kernel headers,kernel source was enough for them,the situation got better,but just better,kernel source which i have is i386 and the kernel is i686,maybe this is a problem too.The output of top now :
now i really wish that /var/log/xfree.log had some error messages,but it hasn't,nobody tells me where is the problem,even logs look fine ,must be it's time to gather all information
,and try to compile a new kernel...
It should either be a problem with xfree or the kernel.Depending on which is less annoying with your distro I'd try another xfree version or a different kernel.
After all I consider myself as master of the known universe but I get it wrong once in a while,too
Last edited by crashmeister; 11-18-2003 at 06:22 PM.