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Hi I have noticed something recently, within the past week or so.. Linux is using a TON of cpu power to do absolutely nothing. For example, I am just sitting ...
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    Why on earth is Linux using 100% of CPU #2??


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    I have noticed something recently, within the past week or so.. Linux is using a TON of cpu power to do absolutely nothing. For example, I am just sitting here, typing an email through firefox with the systen monitor open and the current cpu usage is: CPU1 = 37% and CPU2 = 100%. CPU1 is jumping all over the place. From 40% to 90% to 30% to 80%.. I am not running anything in the background either. I use this computer for work stuff. Emails and networking, that's it. What the heck is Linux doing????

    Ok, now for the specs. Using Gnome System Monitor, It says..
    Kernel Linux 2.6.25.16-0.1-pae
    Gnome 2.22.1

    Memory 1010.6 MiB
    Processor 0:Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
    Processor 1:Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz

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    Open a terminal and run the "top" command.

    Now tell us the name of that bloody performance sucker!
    Debian GNU/Linux -- You know you want it.

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    ???? Wow that's really weird. Look at this:

    beagled-helper %CPU% 100

    And the next highest is Firefox which is using just 5%

    What the heck is wrong with Beagle? To be honest, I have never even used it on this computer here at work. I've used it a couple of times at home and found it useless.


    Quote Originally Posted by GNU-Fan View Post
    Open a terminal and run the "top" command.

    Now tell us the name of that bloody performance sucker!

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