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

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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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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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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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Is there an application indicator for CPU usage by core?

I love System Load Indicator (indicator-multiload), but it doesn't reflect the usage of the individual CPU cores, just the overall CPU usage. Sometimes I'll have an application max out a single core ...
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ubuntu 12.04 - fuser high cpu

The problem is fuser high cpu and server load high. root 20 0 7580 840 692 D 10 0.0 0:00.31 fuser 16061 root 20 0 7580 844 692 D 10 0.0 0:00.31 fuser 16062 root ...
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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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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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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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Lubuntu Task Manager always shows CPU usage at 100% even at idle

Is there a way to find out what application is causing the high CPU? Top shows nothing eating up the CPU. Even at idle my CPU is at 100%. Never changes. Never goes down. Always at 100% no matter what. ...
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How to lower Flash video resources usage for Chrome minimized?

I noticed that minimized or not makes no difference for CPU usage when playing Flash video in Chrome. How to fix that (seems obviously not right)? What makes it annoying is that I have video decoding ...
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Why is my CPU being used while doing nothing?

I have installed Ubuntu GNOME in BIOS mode on my MacBook (BIOS mode so that the proprietary NVIDIA drivers work. I need them for gaming.). For some reason, a lot of CPU is being used while not really ...
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My laptop is becoming slower at times, how can I figure out if it is a hardware or a software issue?

Over the last month my 15 month old laptop has started showing me 100 % CPU utilization. I used to have ubuntu 12.10 on it. I did a clean install of Ubuntu 13.04 on it and it was fine for a while. I ...
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Why does CPU usage remain at 100% after running Mathematica 9?

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 and Mathematica 9 on a Sony Vaio VPCEA36FG. When I run a program in Mathematica, CPU usage rises to 100%. This is a normal. But when Mathematica finishes computation, ...
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ksoftirqd uses 100% cpu

I am running 32bit Ubuntu 10.04. A lot of the times ksoftirqd/0 or ksoftirqd/1 start using up 100% CPU for no apparent reason, and I am forced to reboot my laptop. Incidentally this also happens ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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My mouse is suddenly very slow under Ubuntu 14.04

I'm using a i5 Nuc, 8GB of RAM, SSD drive and had no problems, but since 2 days the mouse is lagging and some websites behave slowly. I don't know the reason for this. Is there a way I can find out ...
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Getting Linux to downclock and lower the V-core of my CPU at idle

So when I boot into my Windows 8 partition, Windows automatically downclocks my CPU and lowers it's V-core so that the idle temps of my i5-4570 CPU go down to 25 C. Now on Ubuntu on the other hand, ...
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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, ...