Keyboard problem with Ubuntu 9.04

Tom Chiverton tom.chiverton at gmail.com
Thu Jun 18 06:02:50 CDT 2009


All I was saying was it was unusual.

Maybe the original poster could try running it from the main text
console (ctrl-alt-f1) when logged out of X, for instance.

As you know, high load might be a symptom of  some background process
running wild, which could be, for instance, saturating the disk which
would make X very choppy.

On 18/06/2009, David Ayers <ayers at fsfe.org> wrote:
> Am Donnerstag, den 18.06.2009, 09:29 +0100 schrieb Tom Chiverton:
>> Actualy, it's not that straight forward.
>> Typically, a value of '1' in all three fields means the CPU is working
>> flat out, and has been solidly for the last 15 minutes or so.
>> This is not good.
>
> If you run a few concurrent md5sums on a set of iso images for more than
> 15 minutes you'll have value of > 1 easily.  Yet that's know reason to
> see a delay in keyboard responsiveness with any Processor delivered in
> an Inspiron 1740.
>
> top - 11:11:38 up 1 day, 22:44,  5 users,  load average: 2.71, 2.06,
> 1.03
>
> this is the current load on an (Inspiron 1525n) while I happily type the
> mail without any indication of increased latency while typing.
>
> And be assured that you can start quite a few more process...
>
> This is the load while I finished this mail:
> top - 11:15:32 up 1 day, 22:48,  5 users,  load average: 4.77, 2.89,
> 1.55
>
> still no latency noticable within evolution.
>
> Cheers,
> David
>
> Now at:
> top - 11:16:42 up 1 day, 22:50,  5 users,  load average: 5.74, 3.57,
> 1.88
> and nothing...
>
> --
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>
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Tom



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