Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: CPU constantly high use

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    South East England
    Beans
    2
    Distro
    Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

    CPU constantly high use

    Trying to use an IBM XSeries 206 server as a desktop machine, Ubuntu 8.10 installed, then upgraded right off to 9.04, found display to be slow, checked 'monitor' and found that the CPU is under a constant load, often as high as 80 > 90% install and everything else up to this point went fine?
    Cannot see reason for this problem?
    If it had been 'Windoze' I would have thougth virus?

    Any suggestions?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Burlington, NC
    Beans
    1,994
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: CPU constantly high use

    use "System Monitor" or `top` to see what is using the CPU.

    is compiz running?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Beans
    15
    Distro
    Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

    Re: CPU constantly high use

    I encountered a similar issue and found the Tracker search tool to be the culprit. Apparently when it starts indexing it can get really heavy. As mentioned you could check 'top' to see if that's the case. And if so you can simply remove Tracker. I never used it anyway.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    $PATH
    Beans
    584

    Re: CPU constantly high use

    Yeah that tracker search utility take up the CPU for indexing...if you have a large HDD having lots of files, it will take a long time to index.

    You can disable is at startup in

    system>prefferences>sessions>startup.

    You can see the tracker applet there...just uncheck it.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    South East England
    Beans
    2
    Distro
    Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

    Re: CPU constantly high use

    Thanks for the advice, sorry not to have been back on to reply till now...
    I am very new to Linux as such, I have been suing it for about a year, but just that, not gone into any details as it did just as I wanted on my old machine.

    But I have done as advised and found that it is XORG that is using all of the CPU time, it seems it may be something to do with the IBM use of ATi graphics built in?

    Please any suggestions?

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •