X consumes nearly 100% cpu

James Drabb JDrabb at tampabay.rr.com
Mon Nov 11 05:33:14 PST 2002

On Mon, 11 Nov 2002 09:42:46 +0100
Matthias Benkmann <matthias at winterdrache.de> wrote:

> On Mon, 11 Nov 2002 08:59:20 +0100 "Sven.Sanwald"
> <Sven.Sanwald at web.de> wrote:
> > I'm using the nv driver.
> Try without it (and without loading the corresponding kernel module).
> If that makes the problem go away, contact NVidia.

The nv driver is the non-accelerated nvidia driver that comes with X and
not the accelerated binary only version that comes form nvidia.

> > Why consumes X so much cpu?
> I don't know but I can assure you that it's not normal. X uses less
> than 1% on my system.

True, X should _not_ be sucking up 100% cpu.  What X hint did you
follow?  There are a few hints availiable, I recommend the
xfree+freetype hint.  Maybe your build didn't work right.  You could
try a rebuild and do_not_ optimize, let X choose optimizatition flags.
You could try installing the binary nvidia drivers and see how X
responds?  I used the non-accelerated nv drivers a few times and X
performance should be fine except when you try to do any type of 3D
stuff or sometimes when using mozilla and a page with alot of animated
gifs, etc.  I use the binary nvidia drivers and they are really fast and
stable on my end.

Jim Drabb
Those who would sacrifice freedom for security will get neither
James Drabb JR
Programmer Analyst
Davenport, FL
JDrabb at tampabay.rr.com
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