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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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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CPUs are overused with internet browsers, maybe Ubuntu+i5+JS don's work well

I'm having trouble with the Ubuntu 14.04 on PCs Intel NUC i5 8 GB RAM SSD HD. They are used mostly with Google Spreadhseets and are high usage of internet browsers and JS applications. PCs are quite ...
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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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Psensor usage and CPU load

When p sensor is being displayed top shows CPU usage some thing low like 1 or 2 percent. When I minimize p sensor top shows CPU usage goes wild 50, 60, 80 percent. What gives? Side issue I could not ...
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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu 16.04 /usr/bin/gnome-software --gapplication-service 100% CPU consumption

From time to time process /usr/bin/gnome-software --gapplication-service starts consuming 100% of one of my cores. It is fixed if I reboot, or kill it with kill. Is there a way to understand why this ...
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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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Software and Updater consumes 100% CPU in Ubuntu 16.04

I've upgraded my laptop (Lenovo Z50-70) which has an i7 CPU and 8Gigs of Ram to Ubuntu 16.04 from 15.10. I've been installing updates consistently. I'm using ubuntu with Gnome desktop environment (GDM)...
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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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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 Mate 15.10 High CPU usage

My Ubuntu MATE 15.1o after a period of use will suddenly start showing Hi CPU usage as shown in SYSTEM Monitor. (Switching between 100% on each of 2 cores) Looking at Process the top user is XOrg ...
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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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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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Reduce load average on Ubuntu 14.04

How to I reduce the average CPU load on Ubuntu 14.04? I have a low end PC and whenever I start Google Chrome the load average is at ~2,5-3 My Computer Specifications are: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU ...
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IO Wait has double since CPU replacement

I need help understanding something in my computer. I have an old AMD 3800+ with an old board, 4 Gig RAM and a 120 Gig SSD + 2x1.5 TB SATA running the very latest and updated 14.04. The OS runs off ...
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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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Indicator-multiload at 100% CPU after power disconnect

I'm on Dell Latitude 3440 using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64-bit. Whenever I disconnect power plug from the laptop the system almost freezes with indicator-multiload taking 100% of CPU. When I kill indicator-...
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All 4 CPUs showing above 90% in system monitor

I am using Ubuntu 15.10. When I use simple screen recorder, chrome or firefox, and any text editor, in the system monitor I can see all the 4 CPUs showing 90% above usage. But if I open all these ...
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uvcdynctrl is taking 100% CPU

A program uvcdynctrl is being spontaneously launched at random times (in an interval of week to month) on my laptop with Ubuntu 14.04. When this happens, the program takes 100% CPU and the temperature ...
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EC2 Ubuntu machine showing high load factor

I tried searching for my problem online but couldn't find anything helpful. I have an ec2 machine running Ubuntu 14.04. It's a t2 large instance (8 GB of RAM, 2 CPUs). I am running few python-Scrapy ...
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Lubuntu 16.04 reduces backlight brightness to minimum on high load/temperature

The question is how can I disable this behaviour? It is maybe a kernel related thing but I could not find any option to disable it. If I put the brightness back to maximum, after some time the ...
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System monitor, does it work?

Ubuntu 15.10, amd fx 8320, 16GB ram 2400, asrock 970 pro3 rev2. I have 2 frozen windows LVM and Ubuntu software center... the browser (And flashvideos ) are playing and the rest of the system is ...
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Randomly CPU 100% system freeze

Use Ubuntu 14.04 on DigitalOcean and sometimes my CPU go to near 100%. Reboot help me well, but this is going on 2-3 times a day and I need to fix it. How to display what and where used 100% CPU ...
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init --user using 100% CPU [Ubuntu 14.04]

Occasionally, the init --user process takes up 100% CPU on my old VAIO VGN-FW31ZJ. Here is a snapshot from top; top - 20:03:31 up 35 min, 3 users, load average: 2.48, 2.69, 2.48 Tasks: 217 total, ...
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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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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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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, ...