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HI List... X process on my Linux server takes anywhere between 10-30% CPU and atleast 100MB of memory. It doesn't matter if i am running GNOME, KDE or winmaker, X ...
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    X Process Taking a lot of resources


    HI List...
    X process on my Linux server takes anywhere between 10-30% CPU and atleast 100MB of memory.
    It doesn't matter if i am running GNOME, KDE or winmaker, X process takes that much of resources.
    I have 512 MB DDR RAM, and all i am left with at the basic boot up is arnd 20MB or so.. which is utlised further more when i start up apache and mysql(MANUAL START)...

    anyone experiencing issues like this.. and what should i do or look at or modify to some how correct this over utlization...

    Thanks
    Ashish

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    What Distro are you running what version of Xfree86 ? I would make sure you are running the latest if you arent.

    Make sure you read some of the documentation on the XFree86 website which is http://www.xfree86.org/ that is relative to your problem maybe try the FAQ if you already havent.

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    It's not supposed to be much memory left, it's the same for me. For more information on that, see this post. And yes, the X process does take much memory, but very little of it needs to be resident all the time, so you don't need to worry about that either. Although X usually maps like 100 MBs or so, it can be as small as 4 MBs in actual resident memory. I, too, have 512 MBs of RAM, and although my X process has mapped 171 MB, it currently only uses 45 MB, and it can become even smaller if needed.

    However, it seems strange enough that it takes 10-30% of your CPU, though. Does that happen all the time, or only at times?

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    Well now i am running my server in Headless mode with no X running... so it is normal... Thanks for your replies

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