Re: top shows hi cpu load averages
I am temporarily marking this thread as 'solved'. I believe that the MythTV backend server is the cause of the problem. The various processes and modules started using so much system resources, mostly disk drive reads/writes that the mouse cursor vanished for periods of time.
Useful to know:
sudo stop pid=1689 (the 1689 is my MythTV backend process ID number or pid number).
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