High CPU usage in Mint
I installed Mint on a new laptop (dual boot with vista) yesterday and right after install I noticed it running very slow, the system monitor showed the CPU (AMD Turion X2 Dual-Core RM-72) running at ~100%.
There are no programs running at this capacity, only the system monitor (at about 5%). This does not appear (to me) to be a ram issue (3 gigs). I did not add any programs, and in vista the notebook works great. It is just while in Mint.
I posted in the Linux Mint forums and could not receive an answer. If anybody could offer any insights, suggestions, or advice I would be very grateful.
Hi and Welcome !
Execute top command in Terminal and check which process is taking most of CPU cycles.
There were only a few processes running, the highest was Xorg (from 25-50%) and the other three never broke 5% a piece.
Post output here.
sudo lspci | grep vga
grep -i driver /etc/X11/xorg.conf
I received no output, it went straight to the next command line.
First command should display info of your Graphics Card.
Did you execute above command correctly?
sudo lspci | grep -i vga
Which Graphics Card do you have?
Alright, entered correctly I received
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia corporation Device 0845 (rev a2)
I have a GeForce 8200M G
Have you installed Nvidia Graphics Driver through Hardware Drivers option in Administrative Menu?
That did it I believe. So simple too. You are the man, casper. Thank you very much for the help.
I don't understand, I have the same problem, I did all steps but still have the same problem.
This is what I get from Terminal:
dfs@Diego-PC ~ $ sudo lspci | grep -i vga
[sudo] password for dfs:
05:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 8400M GS (rev a1)
dfs@Diego-PC ~ $ grep -i driver /etc/X11/xorg.conf
I already installed the nvidia drivers. Sorry, but I new in linux. Could you help me?