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Old 07-19-2006, 10:59 PM   #1
dualcore75
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X taking too much computing resources


Hi,

Currently I am using Mandriva 2006 with Athlon X2. I'm used to shut down my workstation once a week only. Sometimes I noticed that if I open firefox and let it open for few days, if i run top to see the computing resource, X would use 99% of the processor resource. I would need to log out and in again before X would stop.

Well ..the questions are:

1) Is it normal that such thing happen?

2) Is there anyway to stop it from happening??

This is assuming I would keep all my applications open for few days as I hate to search for it all over again every morning I came to the Lab.

Hope someone could help me on this.

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Old 07-19-2006, 11:32 PM   #2
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Look at the end of the /var/log/X.org.log (or similar) logfile to see if anything has been recorded with details about what X is doing. Also, is it a constant 99%, or is that a spike?

This is decidedly not normal unless you are doing something VERY graphics intensive.
 
Old 07-20-2006, 12:26 AM   #3
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Look at the end of the /var/log/X.org.log (or similar) logfile to see if anything has been recorded with details about what X is doing. Also, is it a constant 99%, or is that a spike?

This is decidedly not normal unless you are doing something VERY graphics intensive.
Hi .. had a look at the log file. Nothing unusual in the logfile. Well.. its contant 99% after few days. and i didnt have something VERY graphic intensive running at that time. anyway ..i will let firefox to open for a day again ..n report back next morning ..

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Old 07-20-2006, 01:10 AM   #4
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Maybe see if something like xrestop can show anything.
 
  


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