On Tue, May 22, 2007 at 01:23:02AM +0300, Ghirai wrote: > > That's a lot. Are you doing anything to make it work hard? Such a > > constantly high CPU usage is not normal, IMHO. Unless you're doing > > something wacky like running xearth or xlock on your root window. > > > You can try to renice(8) the X server. That might make it less jerky.
> No, i'm not doing anything at all. > > KDE loads up, and after about 10 seconds (of me doing > nothing), xorg starts to use CPU, without any reason > (and no HD activity). Well, KDE isn't exactly a fetherweight. :/ > I tried it a couple of times, every time the same. > > I renice-ed it, no use. It wouldn't help with CPU usage, but it might implrove the jerkiness. > Are there any alternatives to powerd? Not that I know of. I don't see an obvious connection between powerd and the X server. Maybe you should ask on the freebsd-x11 list. Or you can run powerd in the foreground, and test it with several parameters, especially -i and -r. Run iostat to see if the time is spent mainly in system or interrupt mode. If so, use ktrace on the X server for a while, and then use kdump on the trace file to see what it's been doing. > Also checked logs, nothing at all. Bummer. > Oh, and thanks for your time :) You're welcome! Roland -- R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/ [plain text _non-HTML_ PGP/GnuPG encrypted/signed email much appreciated] pgp: 1A2B 477F 9970 BA3C 2914 B7CE 1277 EFB0 C321 A725 (KeyID: C321A725)
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