Re: X taking 99% of my cpu !
On Wed, 22 Sep 2004 16:26:50 +0200, Fabien VIOLA staggered into the
Black Sun and said:[color=blue]
> I've a problem with a X process which take 99% of my cpu ( top ) . I
> can kill this process and he comes back taking around 0.2% of my cpu
> unfortunatly if i reboot or shut-down my pc , this process X start
> again using 99% of the cpu.[/color]
X is the process that drives your graphics card. If you're running a
graphics-intensive application (Return to Castle Wolfenstein, some
screensavers, mplayer or xine without Xv) then X will take a lot of CPU
time. When you say "kill this process", do you mean "kill X", or "kill
an X application"? Details count! Read
[url]http://catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html[/url] for advice on how to ask
questions in technical forums.
> I'm beginner on linux so if you have some questions which can help to
> find out the problem don't hesitate to contact me .[/color]
Which version of which distro are you using? ("Bluehat 9.6".) Which X
server are you running? (it's in /etc/X11/XF86Config or
/etc/X11/XF86Config-4 or /etc/X11/xorg.conf , the "Driver" line in the
Device section.) What's the output of "X -version"? If the
CPU-intensive process is not the X server, but an X client, what's its
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