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Old 08-04-2005, 05:01 AM   #1
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Something running?


Something odd is going on, and I don't know what it is. I am running GkrellM, and it is showing my CPU running at 100%, and my hard drive is running. I am not printing anything, nor do I have any programs running. It has been like this for hours now. I looked at users and processes, but didn't see anything unusual:

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hank@neuromancer:~$ su
Password:
neuromancer:/home/hank# cd
neuromancer:~# users
hank hank
neuromancer:~# ps
PID TTY TIME CMD
16709 pts/0 00:00:00 su
16710 pts/0 00:00:00 bash
16714 pts/0 00:00:00 ps
neuromancer:~# ps -al
F S UID PID PPID C PRI NI ADDR SZ WCHAN TTY TIME CMD
4 S 1000 3492 3378 0 76 0 - 763 wait4 tty1 00:00:00 bash
0 S 1000 3495 3492 0 77 0 - 688 wait4 tty1 00:00:00 startx
0 S 1000 3506 3495 0 77 0 - 594 wait4 tty1 00:00:00 xinit
0 S 1000 3530 3506 0 76 0 - 4178 - tty1 00:00:41 x-session-mana0 S 1000 3560 1 0 76 0 - 2720 - tty1 00:00:12 gconfd-2
1 S 1000 3563 1 0 79 0 - 564 - tty1 00:00:00 gnome-keyring-0 S 1000 3565 1 0 75 0 - 874 - tty1 00:00:01 esd
4 S 0 16709 9069 0 77 0 - 585 wait4 pts/0 00:00:00 su
4 S 0 16710 16709 0 75 0 - 772 wait4 pts/0 00:00:00 bash
0 R 0 16716 16710 0 77 0 - 648 - pts/0 00:00:00 ps
neuromancer:~#

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Is this normal? I know on Windoze XP it is normal for it to start running. Also, how do I find out what is going on? I have looked for commands to see process utilization or something like that, but couldn't find anything. Thanks for any help that can be provided.



 
Old 08-04-2005, 05:09 AM   #2
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Try the commands top and htop

EDIT: Oh, and with top hit c to see cpu usage, m for memory and q to quit

Last edited by makuyl; 08-04-2005 at 05:11 AM.
 
Old 08-04-2005, 06:41 PM   #3
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Thank you very much. The rogue process was the gnome pdf viewer. I used it yesterday, but closed it when I was done. When I ran top, it was on top running 16 hours occupying 98% of the CPU. Now my CPU is back to normal.

 
  


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