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Old 02-03-2010, 03:36 AM   #1
Mario Blunk
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high CPU load X server


Hi there !

I run SuSe 11.1. The X server causes a much to high cpu load of up to 20% for the simplest tasks like starting the midnight commander or whatever. This slows down the whole machine.
On the same machine I also run SuSe 9.0 which runs normal without this problem. So I suspect the savage driver that is shipped with SuSe 11.1.

If I run SaX2 -p
the output is:
Chip: 0 is -> S3 ProSavage DDR-K 01:00:0 0x5333 0x8d04 AGP savage

lsmod | grep savage says:
savage 28284 1
drm 75492 2 savage

dmesg | grep savage says:
[drm] Initialized savage 2.4.1 20050313 on minor 0

glxinfo says:
name of display: :0.0
display: :0 screen: 0
direct rendering: Yes


What can I do now to tackle the problem ? Thank you.

cheers, Mario
 
Old 02-04-2010, 03:29 PM   #2
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Onboard or card memory?
If the former, how much memory? If latter the same?
Which desktop environment?
What CPU and the speed thereof?

Are there any other drivers loaded?
 
Old 02-08-2010, 08:49 AM   #3
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Onboard or card memory? - the video card is onboard
Since it is an AGP card I assume there must be memory assigned to it. I don't know how much memory is assigned to the card.

The mainboard memory is 2GB. The swap space is almost never required, by the way.

I run KDE 3.5 on Suse 11.1. KDE 3.5 takes probably much more CPU power than the older KDE 3.1 shipped with Suse 9.0.

The CPU is a Athlon AMD XP 2000+.

If I run lsmod there are a lot of drivers. Is there any special keyword I should look for e.g. "lsmod | grep savage" ?
I'll give you the output of lsmod as soon as possible.

Thanks for your help.
 
Old 02-08-2010, 09:11 AM   #4
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lsmod output

lsmod says:

Module Size Used by
binfmt_misc 7872 1
snd_pcm_oss 43300 0
snd_mixer_oss 14288 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq 52248 0
ipv6 242608 18
savage 28284 1
drm 75492 2 savage
fuse 52488 1
loop 15028 0
dm_mod 62236 0
ppdev 6876 0
rtc_cmos 11488 0
rtc_core 18048 1 rtc_cmos
rtc_lib 2816 1 rtc_core
ns558 5132 0
snd_via82xx 24088 3
gameport 11100 3 ns558,snd_via82xx
snd_ac97_codec 100064 1 snd_via82xx
ac97_bus 1584 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm 79096 3 snd_pcm_oss,snd_via82xx,snd_ac97_codec
snd_timer 21132 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc 8184 2 snd_via82xx,snd_pcm
snd_mpu401_uart 7172 1 snd_via82xx
snd_rawmidi 21908 1 snd_mpu401_uart
via_rhine 21216 0
pcspkr 2344 0
snd_seq_device 7168 2 snd_seq,snd_rawmidi
snd 57408 16 snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_seq,snd_via82xx,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_r awmidi,snd_seq_device
mii 4968 1 via_rhine
soundcore 6900 1 snd
i2c_viapro 7708 0
sr_mod 13536 1
i2c_core 29972 1 i2c_viapro
via_ircc 18084 0
cdrom 32288 1 sr_mod
sg 29376 0
irda 113144 1 via_ircc
crc_ccitt 1884 1 irda
floppy 52980 0
parport_pc 35032 0
parport 33832 2 ppdev,parport_pc
shpchp 28280 0
button 6560 0
usb_storage 86716 2
via_agp 7932 1
pci_hotplug 27392 1 shpchp
agpgart 32564 2 drm,via_agp
sd_mod 31424 7
crc_t10dif 1704 1 sd_mod
ehci_hcd 48260 0
uhci_hcd 23776 0
usbcore 167604 4 usb_storage,ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd
edd 8616 0
reiserfs 221528 4
fan 4712 0
ide_pci_generic 3428 0
via82cxxx 5776 0
ide_core 99412 2 ide_pci_generic,via82cxxx
ata_generic 4484 0
pata_via 7576 4
libata 161148 2 ata_generic,pata_via
scsi_mod 149804 5 sr_mod,sg,usb_storage,sd_mod,libata
dock 11988 1 libata
thermal 19916 0
processor 44060 1 thermal
thermal_sys 11364 3 fan,thermal,processor
hwmon 3092 1 thermal_sys
 
  


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