The system load is a measure of the amount of work that a computer system is currently performing.

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14.04 - What's with systemd-udevd? Heavy CPU and RAM usage when system idle w/o any application running

I have left my laptop on overnight for charging two video recording devices via USB. Next day I woke up, I found that there was heavy CPU, ram, and swap usage (screencap for reference). In System ...
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gnome-keyring-d uses CPU too much

I'm using 14.04 LTS and always monitoring how much CPU resources are used by processes. gnome-keyring-d always attracts my attention by using too much CPU - almost 10%. After about 5 minutes OS ...
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Wireless mouse lags on high CPU usage

I sure hope this is a novel problem as I have tried to find a solution to it every time I get really fed up with this, which has been quite a few times, but no luck so far. Trouble is that when my ...
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System is slow after high load

I have some python code that I run using Eclipse, that which requires a few GB of RAM of 100% of CPU (Machine Leaning stuff). When I run the code, the OS gets almost completely unresponsive. When I ...
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100 % CPU usage with “on demand” setting due to Xorg

I upgraded to Oneiric (from Natty) on my IBM Thinkpad X41. With the default CPU speed setting of "on demand" I get 100 % CPU usage. In System Monitor (nb: view > all processes) the dominant process ...
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why is rtkit-daemon eating 100% of my CPU?

I sometimes have an rtkit-daemon process eating 100% of my CPU and making the system unresponsive. I reboot and things are fine after that. What is rtkit-daemon supposed to do and why would it be ...
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High load when playing music files audio or video

Why do I keep getting high loads when I play music videos and audio files? Sometimes the computer hangs and everything stops working because of filesystem corruption and I have to repair it before am ...
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CPU running at 60°C on Yoga 13 – How to control fan speed?

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 on a Lenovo Yoga 13 laptop. My fan is constantly running. If have tried to solve the problem with TLP , but to no avail. I have also installed cpufrequtils. On ...
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why do watchdog cause high load average

I have encountered a problem of high load average. I find out that it's the watchdog process that keeps in running status. I could not figure it out. top - 12:08:40 up 182 days, 44 min, 2 users, ...
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How to figure out what is causing CPU usage to spike to 100

For the last few weeks, CPU usage on my computer will spike to nearly 100%, which makes the computer unusable. Sometimes I'm able to switch to a virtual console and issue sudo shutdown -h now, but ...
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Compiz using 8% - 25% cpu continually

Any tips? Running Intel Core 2 Quad x64 ubuntu precise 12.04 Dell OptiPlex 760 nvidia graphics driver UPDATE: Unfortunately I uninstalled Ubuntu... Just couldn't deal with the incompatibilities and ...
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Unity freezes when closing or minimizing a window

On a very fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04, it sometimes happens that when I close or minimize a window, Unity freezes. I can not interact with the panel or any application, only move the mouse around. A ...
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How to monitor & log server hardware temperatures & load

I am looking for a way to log & monitor my server hardware temperatures and load (like for CPU or RAM). How might I do that? Objective is to: ensure hardware is not heating up identify what ...
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Is there a way to autostart CPULIMIT in order to reduce excessive CPU consumption

tracker-miner-f, tracker-store, tracker-extract and dropbox processes are killing my CPU, they make it run at over 100%, overheating my laptop. I have installed CPULIMIT and it works great ...
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High System Load, Low CPU/RAM Utilization on Ubuntu 15.04

not really a system administrator here but really trying to just set up a server (a rented VDS, really) for some friends. I recently transferred basically game servers/MySQL/web sites over from one ...
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Low priority process (nice 19) getting more CPU time than regular process (nice 0)

I have a server running Ubuntu server 14.04 64bit and I am having an "interesting" problem with it. I have 2 users running some programs concurrentlly - d and m. The processes of user "m" are not time ...
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What causes high CPU usage by mount.ntfs?

I'm in Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit. mount.ntfs use high CPU--40%. I have Intel Core i5-3210M. Why is this happening? lsblk: NAME FSTYPE SIZE MOUNTPOINT LABEL sda 465.8G ...
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How to improve Ubuntu performance on netbook

Most recent Ubuntu 12.04 seems to be quite nice and Unity (3D/2D) works fine for me, however not on my old Acer Aspire One any more. There was a times, when I switched from Windows XP to Ubuntu and ...
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usage of disk freezes ubuntu for few seconds

I installed ubuntu 14.04 about 2 months ago and about 1 month ago this issue began to occur: Whenever HDD is used (saving a file, file download, opening a file..even small ones) there is about 60% ...
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cpu is always at high consumption 50% - 90%, what can be checked for solving?

My platform: Host: Ubuntu 14.04.2 Virtualbox ubuntu 14.10. The cpu of the client 14.10 is always reach at high consumption, although no app running. After a start up, I launch nothing, the cpu is ...
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ubuntu-geoip-provider 100% cpu

/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ubuntu-geoip-provider is using a full core on my laptop and doesn't seem like it'll ever finish up - have left it running for at least 30mins before killing it. it'll restart ...
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What's the fairest way to monitor total CPU time - per user?

On a multi user system, I want to measure each user's CPU usage in seconds of cpu time. For the purpose of this measurement, I assume that if a PID belongs to a user, this user is causing the CPU time ...
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High CPU usage in the processes related to postgres in ubuntu 12.04

My Ubuntu server 12.04 hangs quite oftenly (say once in a day), after hard reboot it starts running normally. The server is Intel Xeon having 2 CPUs with 8GB RAM.There is high CPU usage in the ...
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tracker-store and tracker-miner-fs eating up my CPU on every startup

Whenever I start my laptop the process tracker-store and tracker-miner-fs eats up my CPU between 30-40% for 10-15 minutes. I am on ubuntu 12.04. What does these processes do? How to get rid of ...
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Ubuntu, ksoftirqd uses cpu 100%

I have ubuntu 14.04 on my ASUS laptop. After htop command I find out that thare is ksoftirqd (and how I can understand it is an demon) which uses one of my cores. And it never ends. Is it dengerous ? ...
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CPU working at 100% clock spead on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my x64 laptop and now my CPU is working at 100% and overheating due to that. There is no software installed on the machine. I reinstalled the OS but my problem ...
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Can I tap my notebook to a powerful stationary computer's CPU / GPU / RAM resources example via LAN?

THE GENESIS Currently I have a little experience with NoMachine, a great tool for cross-OS remote desktop, however this program has problems with H264 support while the codecs are actually working on ...
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Bash script, arithmetic with floating point variables / strings that represent them

I'm trying to create a simple script that takes an average load percentage of the CPU each minute. I'm doing this by using the sar command from the sysstat package. Here is my current code: ...
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apport-gtk 100% CPU usage on startup on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I'm getting 100% CPU usage at startup consistently by apport-gtk as shown here. According to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Apport, Apport shouldn't even be running on my machine since it's not a beta ...
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Can I somehow pause all processes of an user logged in in background?

I have mainly two accounts on my 14.10 laptop: Mine (admin) and my brother's (restricted). Now when my brother is logged in and runs some applications like firefox with flash player, it consumes ...
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rsyslogd using 100% cpu on ubuntu 14.04

On my ubuntu 14.04 rsyslogd is using 100% of my CPU (both cores). Even after some google searching I were not able to figure out why rsyslogd is using all of the cpu capacity all the time. The ...
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HP Pavilion x360 amd a8 100% cpu load

I've installed ubuntu 12.04 on hp laptop with AMD a8 apu on board. After that I,ve intalled proprietary driver fglrx, that was offered by ubuntu. At first all works well. But if I try to do something ...
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How to prevent running programs from consuming all RAM and CPU?

I have an annoying problem with Ubuntu's resource management. Frequently it happens that some programs such as Google Chrome browser consume 100% CPU and most of my laptops memory. I want to have a ...
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Xubuntu pentium 4 not enough CPU for development

I installed ubuntu 14.04LTS lately on an old pentium 4 with 1Gb of ram. It was unusable. I moved to Xubuntu and added another Gb of ram for a total of 2Gb. I set the swapiness to 10. All these changes ...
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What in install.sh in Kubuntu 14.04?

My laptop fan is sometimes loud when running Kubuntu 14.04, I guess it is because of one process taking 12-13% of CPU memory. I am new with KDE/Kubuntu. What is that? Should it be running like ...
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Why is ksoftirqd/0 process using all of my CPU?

I was feeling Ubuntu was running a bit sluggish, and then I went to see the processes running on it, and found one which was using something like 50% of CPU called ksoftirqd/0. Does anyone know what ...
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Load average high on only one of 16 HP workstations

I have a lab setup with 16 HP Z620 systems, all alike (purchased at the same time), with exactly the same Ubuntu 12.04 installation with current kernel 3.13.0-44-generic. Well, not quite all alike: ...
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Compiz cpu usage too high after update

I started using Ubuntu 14.04 and i had no problems with high cpu usage and watching videos, but after the recent update to 14.10 when i play a video on my file system .avi or .mp4 doesn't matter the ...
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How can I disable hud-service?

hud-service keeps eating my cpu. This is troublematic, specially because I'm running 12.04 in a Asus EEEPC. There are a lot of answers on how to change hud bindings, but what I reallyw wonder if there ...
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Gimp uses only one CPU when applying a Gaussian Blur

If I use "Selective Gaussian Blur" in Gimp, only one CPU gets used. My PC has four. Is there a way to tell Gimp to use all available CPUs? Some operations take quite long, and this would reduce the ...
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16 cores are not being utilized out of 80 cores

Recently I discovered that our server does not utilize all 80 threads anymore in the system. It looks like if 16 cores are always idle, despite the high system load. Its a Dell powerEdge R900 server, ...
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Log total CPU load in script

I want to log the possibly precise CPU load every few seconds on a multicore machine. It seems like the ps command is not really precise. I was looking at uptime as it gives a % load in relation of ...
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xfce4-cpugraph-plugin does not show cpu usage

in my xfce panel when i add a xfce4-cpugraph-plugin item it does not show the CPUs usage, after the installation all was working, but after few day something happened (theme changing?). what could i ...
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Ubuntu 12.04: memory always above 80% and swap around 50-60%

I have been using ubuntu 12.04 on my system for a long time. Suddenly the system has become too slow and cpu utlization is always above 80%. I have attached the screenshots which displays the usage at ...
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Indicator multiload applet causes excessive compiz/CPU usage

** Update: I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10 and compiz is now at 1% CPU. Most of the compiz cycles consumed on my system are caused by "indicator-multiload". This has been a problem for me since, ...
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Gathering server CPU load statistics

I have a small server under Ubuntu 12.04 LTS running some apps. Since the CPU load has increased it began to lack resources from time to time. I would like to have a way to produce a graph of CPU load ...
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Ubuntu Battery Issues

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on an Acer 5750g (CPU i5 2410m, Gt540 M, Samsung Evo840 SSD) I've been experiencing problems concerning temperature, battery life and (thus I guess) CPU usage. I've installed ...
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Very slow after idle for some hours in 14.04

I had 12.04 without problems, but since I upgraded to 14.04, I'm noting the system is very slow for UI tasks, and when I get to work the next day (computer stays on), and I type the passwords, it ...
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high CPU load all the time

Simply, My PC is Crap, it has Pentium 4 3GHz 2MB Cache CPU with Intel graphics G31/G33 and 1GB RAM on normal work, such as using firefox, the CPU use is more than 50%, and if i opened more than 5 ...
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High CPU usage after hostname change

I have a Ubuntu 12.04.4 64bit installation (running as an OpenVZ container) that was running fairly well until I changed the hostname. The change was made just by modifying /etc/hostname and ...