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Re: [opensuse] Xorg process taking 30% of processor
  • From: Peter Suetterlin <P.Suetterlin@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2010 13:40:23 +0100
  • Message-id: <20100825124023.GF25861@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Rodney Baker wrote:

Turning of KDE4's desktop effects (i.e. suspend compositing) will drop the
CPU usage to near zero again.

While true, this is only a workaround. Wasting 20% of a really powerful
machine for *nothing* (it uses it even if nothing happens) is a bug and not a

Same here an my laptop, though 'only' around 18% CPU, and goes down to some 6%
when deactivating compositing. Weird thing is, my system at home (also a
DualCore machine with an nvidia card, though an older one) does not show this
problem. Both are OS 11.2....


Dr. Peter "Pit" Suetterlin
Institute for Solar Physics
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