On Wed, 2006-04-19 at 11:30 +0100, Jon Black wrote:
Hi, I have a shiny new Intel Core Duo T2300 laptop
with an nvidia geforce go
7400 graphics chipset. When I boot into Linux, there is a process in 'top'
that is showing a 90% average cpu usage and it won't stop. I cannot kill it.
What is the process showing 90% utilization? What is it that leads you
to believe it is related to the NVidia chip? What version of Linux are
you running? Probably SUSE, but what release?
There is an events/1 process that is always at 0%. I
assume this is
something to do with the processor and perhaps acpi, since there are two
events processes and my processor has two cores.
If you suspect the problem is multi-core specific, install the
kernel-default rpm rather than the kernel-smp. That kernel will only
use one processor (core).
Also, if you suspect acpi, you could try the boot parameter "acpi=off".
This is set if you boot using the failsafe option (from the bootloader).