PDA

View Full Version : [ubuntu] YIKES! CPU usage at 100%



Bill Sheppard
August 16th, 2009, 11:40 PM
Title says it all. How do you fix this when it happens? BTW, what does 'CPU' stand for anyhow? Thanks

Bill

nhasian
August 16th, 2009, 11:42 PM
Yikes! CPU stands for central processing unit. its like the engine of your computer. you dont want it to overheat.

in a terminal type:


top

find which line is eating up your cpu cycles and then press k to kill it with the process ID (pid)

coldReactive
August 16th, 2009, 11:48 PM
And if it's xorg, don't kill it.

aesis05401
August 17th, 2009, 12:06 AM
Maybe post the top output here before killing anything... just in case ;)