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

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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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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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Compiz high CPU

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 (my first Linux) alongside Windows 7. When I booted for the first time and ever since Compiz is eating up my CPU. When idle and doing nothing window management ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 GNOME Terminal (3.4.1.1) Xorg 100% CPU

after upgrading Ubuntu 11.04 to 12.04 (x64 arch) maximizing or resizing GNOME Terminal (3.4.1.1) windows larger cause the Xorg (1.11.3) or X process to utilize 100% CPU. Resizing smaller, moving ...
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CPU is maxing one core and not using others (John The Ripper)

I just built a new computer last week and have been running Ubuntu 14.04. I've noticed it only ever runs one core hard and the others will be below 5%. I was running John The Ripper just now and it ...
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13.04 - rsyslogd eating all the CPU it can

I'm on a VPS on ramnode.com, virtualized using OpenVZ, the installed OS was Ubuntu 12.10 but I ran do-release-upgrade to upgrade it to 13.04. rsyslogd was consuming ~150% CPU, I really don't know ...
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failure: DOES_NOT_EXIST, Ubuntu One, high CPU usage, no syncing

over the weekend I updated my computer to Windows 8. So far Ubuntu One was running smoothly, but ever since the update (clean, new install) Ubuntu doesn't sync any more. In Windows 7 it would start ...
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Why is khubd process using too much of my CPU?

analyzing the process manager I found that the khubd process uses more CPU than other processes all that are running. It uses at least 25% and even uses around 40%. Does anyone know what this process ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 slowing down due to X taking 50-100% of CPU

I have strange issue. I use my PC mostly to run some Java app, execute some command line, watch movies and use browser (Chromium), eg. to watch YouTube, play some Flash games and read. Not much more. ...
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lowering CPU load average, Kubuntu 12.04

I've got a question about lowering CPU loads, if I understand correctly when I issue the 'uptime' command I get 3 values representing 5, 10 and 15 minutes of average CPU load. My current stats are ...
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ubuntu 12.10 xorg loads cpu core at 100% percent

ubuntu 12.10 xorg loads cpu core at 100% percent Not related to snd_ca0106. What am i doing wrong?
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Compiz CPU usage around “100%” when system idle/screen off

When I'm in the room and leave my laptop sitting for a period of time, the screen goes black (powersave mode) and then almost immediately I hear the fan go into overdrive and the laptop and air ...
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Cinnamon using a lot of CPU

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 15.10, I installed cinnamon. I observed than the latter was using a lot of CPU, see below: I see no reason for this, and if I kill the process, cinnamon launches ...
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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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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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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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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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can the applications at “startup applications” be less encumbersome?

With this tip I saw there is a total of about 60 applications being started.. I have to sit back and wait about 45s while the desktop is unresponsive... How startup applications work? can I tweak ...
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Load increasing to very high levels periodically

Lately the load on my computer has been increasing significantly (above 10 at times) when I log in to gnome. The load decreases when I switch to one of the gui-less login options (ctrl+atl+F1 sorry I ...
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Pulseaudio CPU load after Skype starts during session restoring

I have Kubuntu 14.04 upgraded from 12.04. If Skype starts up with system automaticly, by previous session restoring, the pulseaudio loads one core of CPU. But when I restart the Skype, everything is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 kworker hogging cpu; fix didn't work

Fresh install of ubuntu 14.04 on a touchscreen Toshiba Satellite laptop with intel graphics. I tried to follow the fix here: Why does kworker cpu usage get so high? It didn't work; my problem seems ...
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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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Ubuntu CPU load

I'm new to Linux world and I have a problem with my fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.10 64-bit. My processor is Intel® Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz × 2 with 4 GB of ram and GeForce 8600 GT/PCIe/SSE2. When ...
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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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One of my two cores suddenly flatlines at zero percent

I've been using Ubuntu for about three months, and twice now the first core of my dual-core laptop suddenly flatlined at zero percent for no apparent reason, while the second one seemed unaffected. ...
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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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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 much context switching is too much?

I am running Ubuntu Server 14.04 on an Lenovo IdeaCentre d400. The load average is never under 1.0. So I started to take a deeper look. I do not find anything that could be responsable for this load. ...
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Xorg lag spikes during gameplay

With almost any game I play, be it Minecraft, TF2, World of Goo or windows games running in wine, I get horrible lag spikes (after a shot time playing) that happen about every 15-20 seconds and last ...
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Heavy CPU Load IRQ Related

Hey guys I'm curious as to what anyone here thinks. I have an HP Envy Laptop running Ubuntu 15.10 and it has a 4th generation quad core i7. For some reason since I first installed it my fan spins up, ...
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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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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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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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Java & High CPU usage

I use a certain java application to trade the stock market and it consumes 90% my CPU power. And the CPU temp usually remains around 90c. This is a real headache. What causes this problem and what are ...
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Matlab makes CPU usage “oscillate” at rest

I find this very weird, and I am not sure whether this happened before the last kernel upgrade. It seems that even when I am not doing anything with Matlab, it uses the CPU cyclically for some reason. ...
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KAlgebra load problem

I want use KAlgebra on Unity. But loading of this program waste more time and after approximately 10 minute it be loaded but on any operation it freeze again. CPU load is so high when it is trying to ...
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Is there anything software-related I can do, to make ubuntu play high-quality mkv files smoothely?

I've noticed that beyond let's say..a 20 MB/s bitrate, a movie would lag, played on my laptop.. It results in me missing the highest bitrated scenes of a movie.. And sometimes having to compromise ...
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High fan utilization for 30 seconds every 50 seconds on Ubuntu 15.04

About twenty minutes ago, I was getting a fan speed of full every fifty seconds. This was slowing down my computer, and even moving the mouse or typing a key took seconds to affect a change. I took ...
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Chromium causes high Xorg CPU usage

As said in the title, often Chromium causes a high load because of Xorg using between 50%-90% of CPU. It happens without any evident pattern (maybe it's related to the pinned tabs, but I'm not too ...
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Everything has 100% processor usage

As the title says, almost everything I try to run has near 100% cpu usage. Steam, Chrome, Spotify for example. I'm not sure, but i think this is caused by my graphics card and/or driver, I have ...
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“socat” process using 100% of a CPU core on Ubuntu 15.04

Recently, my computer, which is running Ubuntu 15.04 with the GNOME desktop environment installed, has started running slowly. I wondered why this was happening and looked in gnome-system-monitor, ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 - 15.10 Pepper Flash CPU overload (8 core maxed out !)

Since 15.04 - 15.10 (both has the same issue) using Pepper Flash with Chrome or Firefox leads to CPU overload. Firefox is more problematic as it does not thread things, thus leading to very laggy ...
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High CPU change all the time from core to core?

I have high CPU problem in my wife's desktop, so I am in big trouble now. Motherboard: ASUS P5L 1394. Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 2,2GHz. Memory 4GB. Graphics adapter: Nvidia G84[Gforce 8600 ...
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Spikes in CPU usage while using Gedit in Lubuntu from ibus-daemon and ibus-x11

I am running Lubuntu 14.04 all up to date and I have started noticing every now and then my CPU is spiking I managed to catch it in a top as shown below: top - 18:12:17 up 3:40, 5 users, load ...
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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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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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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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Why is Lubuntu 12.10 using all CPU?

I want to install Lubuntu on a Pentium IV Desktop with 1GB RAM and I am currently trying it on Live-mode from a pendrive, just to be sure this won't give me trouble after proper installation to HDD, ...
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Server System Load higher than 1

I rent a vps with 2G RAM and 1 virtual processor core. When I ssh into the instance, it almost always says System Load is higher than 1, yet when I check top, it's only using ~20% of the processor ...