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Old 10-12-2005, 01:10 PM   #1
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Xorg running at 20-30% CPU (or higher) constantly - ubuntu 5.10

My system is running pathetically slow and when I run top, it shows Xorg running at at least 20%, usually more near 30%, constantly, even just sitting idle. What can I check to fix this?
It's a fairly new install on an AMD Athlon XP 1600+ with 384 MB ram and Nvidia 32MB.
> vmlinuz-2.6.12-9-k7

I have tried the nvidia-glx-legacy drivers (I have a nvidia tnt 32mb pci video card) per instructions at ubuntuforums.

I even tried going from the k7 kernel to the 686.

Short of a reinstall, what else can I try?
Old 10-13-2005, 02:18 AM   #2
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Check these log files: ~/.xsession-errors and /var/log/messages and /var/log/syslog

I'm having the same problem. But it doesn't affect the overall performance. I can browse, listen to music, watch videos without any problems. Its quite strange


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