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Old 09-19-2003, 06:19 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 09-19-2003, 09:19 PM   #2
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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..
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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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