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Lukehluke
January 28th, 2009, 02:52 AM
Hi,

I installed Ubuntu as my only OS.
It starts up fast'ish when I start up the computer but after 10 - 30 mins it starts to slow down.

For example it freezes youtube etc vids for a few secs and then plays them for a min then freezes them etc.

It takes ages to switch tabs, sometimes it even slows down so much that it takes 20 secs to move the mouse a little bit across the screen.

Comp Info:
Pent 4 3Ghz.
250 GB HD.
512MB RAM.
ATI Radeon 300SE.

mikewhatever
January 28th, 2009, 03:01 AM
Go to applications-accessories-terminal, get the output of <ps -aux> and post it here.

Lukehluke
January 28th, 2009, 06:02 AM
How do I get that?
What command?

HotShotDJ
January 28th, 2009, 06:07 AM
How do I get that?
What command?Just open a terminal (Applications --> Accessories --> Terminal) and type the following:
ps -aux

Lukehluke
January 28th, 2009, 06:20 AM
This is what I get:


ERROR: Garbage option.
********* simple selection ********* ********* selection by list *********
-A all processes -C by command name
-N negate selection -G by real group ID (supports names)
-a all w/ tty except session leaders -U by real user ID (supports names)
-d all except session leaders -g by session OR by effective group name
-e all processes -p by process ID
T all processes on this terminal -s processes in the sessions given
a all w/ tty, including other users -t by tty
g OBSOLETE -- DO NOT USE -u by effective user ID (supports names)
r only running processes U processes for specified users
x processes w/o controlling ttys t by tty
*********** output format ********** *********** long options ***********
-o,o user-defined -f full --Group --User --pid --cols --ppid
-j,j job control s signal --group --user --sid --rows --info
-O,O preloaded -o v virtual memory --cumulative --format --deselect
-l,l long u user-oriented --sort --tty --forest --version
-F extra full X registers --heading --no-heading --context
********* misc options *********
-V,V show version L list format codes f ASCII art forest
-m,m,-L,-T,H threads S children in sum -y change -l format
-M,Z security data c true command name -c scheduling class
-w,w wide output n numeric WCHAN,UID -H process hierarchy

HotShotDJ
January 28th, 2009, 06:35 AM
This is what I get:


ERROR: Garbage optionSince you left off the part that shows us exactly what you typed, I can't possibly know why you got that output. I suspect you didn't type EXACTLY the command I showed you. (just to be sure, I copied and pasted the command from my last post just in case I typed the command poorly. It worked as it should.) Try again. If it still gives you that error, please include the line that you typed in your output.

sdennie
January 28th, 2009, 06:35 AM
The output of the following command might be useful:



free -m

Lukehluke
January 28th, 2009, 11:03 PM
It was working fine to start with but it has crashed twice in the last 30 mins; and I had to do a hard shut down.

I tried the ps -aux but the first time I couldn't even get to the terminal, it was going that slow.

But the second time I got to the terminal but it completely froze after I typed in the command and pressed enter.

It randomly dims the screen even though all the power settings are set to never and screensaver is set to 1 hour.

Lukehluke
January 29th, 2009, 09:42 AM
Any ideas on this issue?

Anything else I can try?

mikewhatever
January 30th, 2009, 12:10 PM
Try ps -A instead of ps -aux. If the two don't work, try looking under system->Admin->system processes, perhaps one of the processes is using an excessive amount of resources.

PreviousN
January 30th, 2009, 12:37 PM
First of all, there are several things that could be slowing down your computer:

1) An application is encountering a bug, and eating all of your cpu cycles.
2) You have too many applications open, causing your computer to run out of ram.
3) A physical problem (such as a dying hard drive), may be the cause of the problem.

The command that the former posts are asking you to run (ps aux) will produce an output of all running applications/processes, the user, the % of cpu usage, the % of memory use, and finally the process name. The output is useful in finding out which process/program is running amok.This is not the only tool for that, however...

There are several things that I would suggest. First, and foremost, everyone forgets this, but linux comes to a grinding hault when there is not enough hard drive space. I would suggest you check how much space you have on the hard drive. If it is less than 200Megabytes, you may try to free up space. Second, you may try running the command that others have suggested (ps aux). If you do that and post the output here, we all can see what exactly is taking up so much cpu cycles.

Thirdly, try running this command in the terminal (applications --> accessories --> terminal) "top".

previousn@flipper:~$ top

Top produces an output of processes in a similar fashion to ps aux. I, however, find ps aux unwieldy, since it produces SO much output. If you run top, you can find the application that is running amok by looking at the top process, which indicates the program taking up the most % of your cpu. After finding that program, enter this command in the terminal:


previousn@flipper:~$ sudo killall [program that is taking up resources]

If after "killing the process" your computer speeds up, then we are good to go (ie: we know the process that is causing you trouble, and we know that if we prevent it from running your computer will not slow down). If, however, your computer remains slow, then we can consider alternatives.

Alternatives would include increasing your "swap" partition. More on that later if the above doesn't work.

DavidFourer
February 4th, 2009, 11:43 PM
First of all, there are several things that could be slowing down your computer:

Thirdly, try running this command in the terminal (applications --> accessories --> terminal) "top".

previousn@flipper:~$ top


***Edit*** The OS is trying to fix itself. I rebooted this morning and it works fine. We'll see if there are any more problems.

If this thread is still going, I'd like to get in on it. 8.10 graphics is real slow, and it's not Firefox. Windows open and close slowly an video is hopeless. And I think it was fast right after the upgrade from 8.04, a week ago. I liked your explanatory post. Here's some info I've collected.

Dell inspiron notebook 6000 with 1 gig ram
Free memory hard drive--26 GB out of 40
Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 03)
System monitor reports excessive CPU activity from sys, was 3% a few days ago and now more like 50% when idle. Strangely, System monitor is the process using 50% of resources. Everything else is near zero.


david@davidf:~$ top

top - 16:15:19 up 2:30, 2 users, load average: 0.76, 0.57, 0.51
Tasks: 115 total, 1 running, 114 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie
Cpu(s): 1.3%us, 0.7%sy, 0.0%ni, 98.0%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st
Mem: 1025280k total, 656440k used, 368840k free, 27640k buffers
Swap: 0k total, 0k used, 0k free, 277204k cached

PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
5466 root 20 0 356m 17m 8092 S 2.6 1.8 5:53.08 Xorg
8599 david 20 0 2416 1148 884 R 0.7 0.1 0:01.12 top
8378 david 20 0 166m 50m 21m S 0.3 5.0 0:44.15 firefox
1 root 20 0 3056 1884 564 S 0.0 0.2 0:03.74 init
2 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.02 kthreadd
3 root RT -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 migration/0
"free" run with no windos open except the terminal.
Running firefox and a few other apps didn't add much

david@davidf:~$ free -m
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 1001 586 414 0 26 269
-/+ buffers/cache: 291 709
Swap: 0 0 0
The only thing I've done recently is solve a network connection problem. I dissabled Network Manager and set the IP address.

Thanks

PreviousN
April 8th, 2009, 08:21 PM
So, sorry for the slow reply. Are you still encountering the error?

The problem with windows opening slowly, with your particular graphics chipset is interesting. From what I understand, the Intel 915 uses shared memory. You may try going to your bios menu and upping the amount of shared memory. Not all bios allow you to do that, however.

Also, are you running compiz? You could try running metacity, which is ubuntu's desktop environment (thingy...I don't know the technical term for it). Anyways, press "alt F2" and then type "metacity --replace". That will take away all desktop effects like the cube, etc.

Then, if you're still having issues, it sounds like xorg could be a problem. You may try posting the contents of your xorg.conf file. You'll find it in /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Good luck.

DavidFourer
April 9th, 2009, 12:22 AM
PreviousN--
Thanks for the note. Intrepid has been less stable than Hardy, but tolerable. Hardy was great! Rebooting, sometimes more than once, fixes a lot of problems. The really slow business fixed itself after several days and several reboots, and never bothered me again. Therefore I have not spent any time looking into it. For all the other little bugs--video, printing, loosing internet connection -- I'm waiting for Jaunty Jackalope.

PreviousN
April 9th, 2009, 01:15 AM
Glad to hear it. From what I remember, hardy was a long term support release. So, naturally they were more conserative with what they included on it with regards to stability. Ibex was kind of a "lets try new things" from what I understand.

I should have contributed to the community a little bit more, in that I've pretty much only been an end-user since adopting ubuntu. And if I had it my way they would have two releases, like debian. A stable and an unstable. I'd always be running the unstable though, lol.

I have had many things break between fiesty, gutsy, hardy, and now ibex. The worst breakage I ever experienced was from fiesty to gutsy. It almost seemed like a downgrade. I lost both sound(!) and wireless. My laptop would kernel panic (read: FREEZE) on any connection to a network. Had to recompile alsa from source AND switch to ndiswrapper for my wifi drivers.

Anyways, I'm also excitedly waiting for Jaunty but I'm doing so with some anxiety.

With that said, what's this about your problems with video, printing, and losing internet connection?

I used to have my wifi drop randomly. It was a bug with the network manager applet and my particular wireless card (rt8185/7). I switched to wicd and never get a dropped connection. You may consider trying it, even though the interface is pretty terrible (at least I think so): http://wicd.sourceforge.net/

About your video problems... please elaborate, I might have seen it before. Or, you can wait tille the 23(?) and see if the next release fixes everything.

DavidFourer
April 10th, 2009, 10:07 PM
With that said, what's this about your problems with video, printing, and losing internet connection?

About your video problems... please elaborate, I might have seen it before. Or, you can wait tille the 23(?) and see if the next release fixes everything.


I'll start by saying that I'm handicapped by having a poor memory for computer jargan. I learned computer programming 15 years ago, but had to keep a thousand notes because I couldn't keep any syntax in my head (Basic, C, Java). It was very interesting but I gave up that hobby. Now I'm sure my memory is worse. I keep text files on my desktop with notes on every Linux fix, in case I have to refer to it. Of course if I did something a year ago, I wouldn't expect to remember it.

I did the upgrade to Intrepid in mid-winter and I got kernal version 2.6.27-11-generic. I read that this has problems.

Network-manager gave me no connection. I turned it off permanently (thread here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=6669744#post6669744). I've heard of wicd. One thing about adding different components, when I upgrade to Jaunty, does it go back to standard? As for wireless, I never got ndiswrapper to work for the Broadcom, and now there is a native driver for the Broadcom wireless. Rarely get it working though. Since I leave the computer on my desk, I don't worry about it any more. The networking interfaces really confuse me--probably because they don't work.

I only know how to install software from the repos. Can't remember how to download a file and install it. I never learned how to compile source and install on Linux, even though I use to compile my own code.

Firefox 3 has become a little buggy, but it's hard to pin down. It starts to limp, and then it hangs! Multi-media is always suspect.

My Epson printer driver/interface does not work right/crashes but it's usable for my simple needs. A forum reader with same printer says that Jaunty beta fixes that.

The xsane scanner software had been a technical marvel. Now the interface is crashing but usable. I actually used apport and reported to launchpad!

video--ugg. There must be a hundred different things--Shockwave, Flash, Totem, Windows Media Player, Mplayer, Quicktime, Realplayer, gzine. I don't know anything about it. Usually it works in Firefox as long as a web site is not using Microsoft Silverlight. I recently installed the ubuntu-restricted-extras. Have no idea what that acomplished. I watch a DVD once a week. Movie Player totally crashes, GNOME Mplayer and gzine are OK but fast-forward and backward don't seem to work, and it's buggy. I can watch all the way through if I don't mess with anything.

Can't remember what else.

Forums is pretty much where I learn everything. No one in Chicago I know has Linux. I really do hope Linux reaches the tipping point in home computers. I Just wanted to get rid of Windows. I bought this computer 3.5 years ago (Dell Inspiron 6000 notebook) and it was loaded with what I call Ad-ware. Teasers to buy junk-ware. When I learned that I was suppose to spend $79 for a spell-checker, I got Linux.

This computer is getting old.

---David

PreviousN
April 11th, 2009, 08:53 PM
Hmm. It sounds like you're having a linux nightmare lol. The good news is that things are getting better all the time.

If you are planning on upgrading to Jaunty anyways, it's only a few weeks away and may solve your network manager problems, especially if there are newly created native drivers for your broadcom wireless card. I know I couldn't stand it if my wireless didn't work.

I would suggest upgrading to Jaunty when it comes out, and if that doesn't fix your network issues, try wicd. It's simple to install. Just add a line to your sources list (System --> Administration --> Software Sources). And run "sudo apt-get install wicd" in a terminal.

I wouldn't suggest compiling much from source if you aren't confident about it. Its easy to do (you only really run three commands - ./configure, make, make install). But in general its difficult to keep things up-to-date. Installing via ubuntu's apt-get takes care of upgrades.

I'm sorry to hear about firefox 3 slowing down on you. You may try "swiftfox." It's a stripped down version of firefox that you can install via add/remove software or via terminal.

Also, if you want to speed up your computer you may try using xubuntu. It's slightly more ugly, but it requires fewer resources and you'll notice a speed improvement.

It sounds like Jaunty will fix your printer issues. That's good news. More reason to wait and upgrade when it comes out soon.

About video: It really depends on what you prefer as a default video player. I personally don't like totem. I'm a VLC player fan all the way. And when that doesn't work I fall back to media player classic. But you were right to install the restricted-extras. Video on ubuntu without that (barring using VLC Player) is a real pain.

About no one in chicago using linux, there are several linux user groups: http://www.chicagolug.org/

Ubuntu may even have a specific group in chicago. I'm not involved in any linux user group, but from what I understand they are fun to belong to. Parties when they release a new version, community support for problems and advice, and in general they are just cool people.

I applaud you being able to rid yourself of windows completely, that's a hard step that I haven't even been able to take. Free is way better :-).

EndorphinE
April 18th, 2009, 09:44 PM
I have the same issue with memory usage. Here is the outs for the commands:


$ free -m
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 1001 948 52 0 20 541
-/+ buffers/cache: 387 614
Swap: 1427 4 1422



$ ps aux
USER PID %CPU %MEM VSZ RSS TTY STAT START TIME COMMAND
root 1 0.0 0.1 3056 1896 ? Ss 14:02 0:01 /sbin/init
root 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 14:02 0:00 [kthreadd]
root 3 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 14:02 0:00 [migration/0]
root 4 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 14:02 0:05 [ksoftirqd/0]
root 5 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 14:02 0:00 [watchdog/0]
root 6 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 14:02 0:00 [events/0]
root 7 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 14:02 0:00 [khelper]
root 46 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 14:02 0:00 [kintegrityd/0]
root 48 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 14:02 0:02 [kblockd/0]
root 50 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 14:02 0:00 [kacpid]
root 51 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 14:02 0:00 [kacpi_notify]
root 118 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 14:02 0:00 [cqueue]
root 122 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 14:02 0:00 [kseriod]
root 159 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S 14:02 0:00 [pdflush]
root 160 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S 14:02 0:00 [pdflush]
root 161 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 14:02 0:02 [kswapd0]
root 201 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 14:02 0:00 [aio/0]
root 1211 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 14:02 0:00 [ksuspend_usbd]
root 1214 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 14:02 0:00 [khubd]
root 1240 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 14:02 0:00 [ata/0]
root 1242 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 14:02 0:00 [ata_aux]
root 1334 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 14:02 0:00 [scsi_eh_0]
root 1336 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 14:02 0:00 [scsi_eh_1]
root 2063 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 14:02 0:00 [kjournald]
root 2238 0.0 0.1 2656 1148 ? S<s 14:02 0:00 /sbin/udevd --daemon
root 2482 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 14:02 0:00 [kpsmoused]
root 3665 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 14:02 0:00 [kjournald]
root 3669 0.0 0.1 3904 1040 ? Ss 14:02 0:00 /sbin/mount.ntfs-3g /dev/sda1 /media/system -o rw,locale=ru_RU.UTF-8
root 3968 0.0 0.0 1780 524 tty4 Ss+ 14:02 0:00 /sbin/getty 38400 tty4
root 3969 0.0 0.0 1780 524 tty5 Ss+ 14:02 0:00 /sbin/getty 38400 tty5
root 3978 0.0 0.0 1780 528 tty2 Ss+ 14:02 0:00 /sbin/getty 38400 tty2
root 3981 0.0 0.0 1780 524 tty3 Ss+ 14:02 0:00 /sbin/getty 38400 tty3
root 3983 0.0 0.0 1780 524 tty6 Ss+ 14:02 0:00 /sbin/getty 38400 tty6
root 4153 0.0 0.1 2308 1220 ? Ss 14:02 0:00 /usr/sbin/acpid -c /etc/acpi/events -s /var/run/acpid.socket
root 4200 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 14:02 0:00 [kondemand/0]
syslog 4273 0.0 0.0 2012 712 ? Ss 14:02 0:00 /sbin/syslogd -u syslog
root 4326 0.0 0.0 1940 540 ? S 14:02 0:00 /bin/dd bs 1 if /proc/kmsg of /var/run/klogd/kmsg
klog 4328 0.0 0.2 3372 2192 ? Ss 14:02 0:00 /sbin/klogd -P /var/run/klogd/kmsg
108 4359 0.0 0.1 2952 1156 ? Ss 14:02 0:00 /bin/dbus-daemon --system
avahi 4381 0.0 0.1 2888 1448 ? Ss 14:02 0:00 avahi-daemon: running [gfl-1206.local]
avahi 4382 0.0 0.0 2888 496 ? Ss 14:02 0:00 avahi-daemon: chroot helper
root 4410 0.0 0.1 5400 1028 ? Ss 14:02 0:00 /usr/sbin/sshd
root 4457 0.0 0.2 6412 2340 ? Ss 14:02 0:00 /usr/sbin/cupsd
root 4476 0.0 0.0 1996 520 ? Ss 14:02 0:00 /usr/sbin/gpm -m /dev/input/mice -t exps2
lastfm 4499 0.0 0.3 7460 3952 ? Ss 14:02 0:00 /usr/bin/python /usr/bin/lastfmsubmitd
root 4554 0.0 0.1 7156 1612 ? Ss 14:02 0:01 /usr/sbin/nmbd -D
root 4556 0.0 0.2 12612 2840 ? Ss 14:02 0:00 /usr/sbin/smbd -D
root 4577 0.0 0.1 12612 1104 ? S 14:02 0:00 /usr/sbin/smbd -D
root 4578 0.0 0.1 9204 1472 ? Ss 14:02 0:00 /usr/sbin/winbindd
root 4586 0.0 0.1 9332 1636 ? S 14:02 0:00 /usr/sbin/winbindd
root 4588 0.0 0.0 2756 568 ? Ss 14:02 0:00 /usr/sbin/zvbid
111 4615 0.0 0.4 6332 4180 ? Ss 14:02 0:01 /usr/sbin/hald
root 4618 0.0 0.2 16388 2572 ? Ssl 14:02 0:00 /usr/sbin/console-kit-daemon
root 4681 0.0 0.1 3364 1116 ? S 14:02 0:00 hald-runner
root 4701 0.0 0.1 3436 1048 ? S 14:02 0:00 hald-addon-input: Listening on /dev/input/event3 /dev/input/event2 /dev/input/event1
111 4707 0.0 0.0 2296 896 ? S 14:02 0:00 hald-addon-acpi: listening on acpid socket /var/run/acpid.socket
root 4761 0.0 0.2 14636 2492 ? Ssl 14:02 0:00 /usr/sbin/NetworkManager
root 4766 0.0 0.1 4244 1328 ? S 14:02 0:00 /sbin/wpa_supplicant -u -f /var/log/wpa_supplicant.log
root 4769 0.0 0.3 7696 3800 ? S 14:02 0:00 /usr/sbin/nm-system-settings --config /etc/NetworkManager/nm-system-settings.conf
root 4799 0.0 0.1 14240 1768 ? Ss 14:02 0:00 /usr/sbin/gdm --config=/etc/gdm/gdm-cdd.conf
root 4802 0.0 0.3 14776 3212 ? S 14:02 0:00 /usr/sbin/gdm --config=/etc/gdm/gdm-cdd.conf
root 4806 22.5 4.5 59340 46484 tty7 Rs+ 14:02 36:10 /usr/bin/X :0 -br -audit 0 -auth /var/lib/gdm/:0.Xauth -nolisten tcp vt7
root 4822 0.0 0.1 4336 1152 ? Ss 14:02 0:00 /usr/bin/system-tools-backends
daemon 4877 0.0 0.0 2068 456 ? Ss 14:02 0:00 /usr/sbin/atd
root 4907 0.0 0.1 3412 1032 ? Ss 14:02 0:00 /usr/sbin/cron
root 4923 0.0 0.0 2252 952 ? S 14:02 0:00 /sbin/dhclient -d -sf /usr/lib/NetworkManager/nm-dhcp-client.action -pf /var/run/dhclient-et
root 4992 0.0 0.0 1780 524 tty1 Ss+ 14:02 0:00 /sbin/getty 38400 tty1
falcon 5625 0.0 0.2 14700 2188 ? S 14:18 0:00 /usr/bin/gnome-keyring-daemon -d --login
falcon 5635 0.1 0.9 16184 10236 ? Ss 14:18 0:09 /usr/bin/openbox
falcon 5692 0.0 0.0 3124 672 ? S 14:18 0:00 /usr/bin/dbus-launch --exit-with-session openbox-session
falcon 5693 0.0 0.1 2904 1092 ? Ss 14:18 0:01 //bin/dbus-daemon --fork --print-pid 6 --print-address 9 --session
falcon 5699 0.0 0.4 7872 4832 ? S 14:18 0:01 /usr/lib/libgconf2-4/gconfd-2
falcon 5701 0.0 0.2 5552 2088 ? S 14:18 0:00 /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfsd
falcon 5707 0.0 0.1 29196 2036 ? Ssl 14:18 0:00 /usr/lib/gvfs//gvfs-fuse-daemon /home/falcon/.gvfs
falcon 5739 0.3 2.8 55656 29024 ? S 14:18 0:32 gnome-panel
falcon 5741 0.0 0.3 40636 3472 ? Ssl 14:18 0:00 /usr/lib/bonobo-activation/bonobo-activation-server --ac-activate --ior-output-fd=16
falcon 5747 0.0 1.2 27800 12340 ? S 14:18 0:02 /usr/lib/gnome-applets/gnome-keyboard-applet --oaf-activate-iid=OAFIID:GNOME_KeyboardApplet_
falcon 5750 0.0 1.5 40924 16212 ? S 14:18 0:01 /usr/lib/gnome-applets/gweather-applet-2 --oaf-activate-iid=OAFIID:GNOME_GWeatherApplet_Fact
falcon 5753 0.0 0.2 5920 2888 ? S 14:18 0:00 /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfs-hal-volume-monitor
falcon 5755 0.0 0.2 5544 2132 ? S 14:19 0:00 /usr/lib/gvfs/gvfs-gphoto2-volume-monitor
falcon 5760 0.0 1.1 24368 12112 ? S 14:19 0:00 /usr/lib/tsclient/tsclient-applet --oaf-activate-iid=OAFIID:GNOME_TSClientApplet_Factory --o
falcon 5763 0.0 1.5 51080 16264 ? Sl 14:19 0:01 /usr/lib/gnome-applets/mixer_applet2 --oaf-activate-iid=OAFIID:GNOME_MixerApplet_Factory --o
falcon 5766 0.0 2.3 43204 24232 ? S 14:19 0:03 python /usr/lib/glipper/glipper --oaf-activate-iid=OAFIID:Glipper_Factory --oaf-ior-fd=34
falcon 5768 0.4 1.4 28716 15036 ? S 14:19 0:37 xfce4-panel
falcon 5769 0.0 0.8 22560 8540 ? S 14:19 0:00 /usr/lib/thunar/xfce4/panel-plugins/thunar-tpa socket_id 25165877 name thunar-tpa id 4 displ
falcon 5771 0.0 0.5 23812 5492 ? Sl 14:19 0:00 /usr/bin/Thunar --daemon
falcon 5773 0.0 0.1 2992 1152 ? S 14:19 0:00 /usr/lib/gamin/gam_server
falcon 5949 3.3 0.4 31004 4928 ? Sl 14:22 4:41 /usr/bin/pulseaudio --log-target=syslog
falcon 5953 0.0 0.2 7532 2500 ? S 14:22 0:00 /usr/lib/pulseaudio/pulse/gconf-helper
falcon 5967 0.3 0.6 21716 6380 ? Ss 14:22 0:30 gnome-screensaver
falcon 5992 1.6 6.3 110656 65460 ? Sl 14:24 2:19 /usr/lib/opera/9.64/opera
root 6039 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 14:26 0:00 [scsi_eh_2]
root 6040 0.1 0.0 0 0 ? S< 14:26 0:14 [usb-storage]
root 6093 0.0 0.1 3440 1056 ? S 14:26 0:00 hald-addon-storage: polling /dev/sdb (every 2 sec)
root 6551 0.0 0.0 9204 1004 ? S 14:58 0:00 /usr/sbin/winbindd
root 6552 0.0 0.1 9284 1504 ? S 14:58 0:00 /usr/sbin/winbindd
root 6657 0.0 0.2 12632 3012 ? S 15:00 0:00 /usr/sbin/smbd -D
root 6658 0.0 0.3 12656 3148 ? S 15:00 0:00 /usr/sbin/smbd -D
root 6664 0.0 0.2 12632 3020 ? S 15:01 0:00 /usr/sbin/smbd -D
root 6666 1.4 0.3 12656 3292 ? S 15:02 1:28 /usr/sbin/smbd -D
falcon 6804 0.1 2.6 54796 27656 ? S 15:15 0:07 /usr/bin/gedit
falcon 8569 0.7 3.0 91980 30920 ? Sl 16:33 0:04 /usr/bin/python /usr/bin/terminator
falcon 8572 0.0 0.0 2912 760 ? S 16:33 0:00 gnome-pty-helper
falcon 8573 0.0 0.3 6500 3828 pts/1 Ss 16:33 0:00 /bin/bash
falcon 8604 16.7 6.8 195152 70748 ? Sl 16:34 1:24 /usr/lib/firefox-3.0.8/firefox
falcon 8765 6.7 1.8 93212 19296 ? Sl 16:40 0:11 /usr/lib/lastfm/last.fm
falcon 8778 0.0 0.0 2744 1008 pts/1 R+ 16:43 0:00 ps aux


Here is the usage for hard drive:


$ df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda6 5.6G 4.2G 1.1G 80% /
tmpfs 501M 0 501M 0% /lib/init/rw
varrun 501M 368K 501M 1% /var/run
varlock 501M 0 501M 0% /var/lock
udev 501M 2.7M 498M 1% /dev
tmpfs 501M 232K 501M 1% /dev/shm
lrm 501M 2.0M 499M 1% /lib/modules/2.6.27-11-generic/volatile
/dev/sda8 2.1G 1.1G 902M 54% /home
/dev/sda1 15G 8.7G 6.2G 59% /media/system
/dev/sda5 14G 9.8G 3.8G 73% /media/stuff
/dev/sdb1 15G 8.5G 6.4G 58% /home/falcon/FLASH


Please advice what can cause this issue. Thanks in advance.