Keyboard problem with Ubuntu 9.04
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,
> 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,
> still no latency noticable within evolution.
> Now at:
> top - 11:16:42 up 1 day, 22:50, 5 users, load average: 5.74, 3.57,
> and nothing...
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