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Re: Motherboard info



On 18/08/07, Andy Green <andy warmcat com> wrote:
> Somebody in the thread at some point said:
> > On 18/08/07, Andy Green <andy warmcat com> wrote:
> >>> So, is the system using 1024 MB of RAM, or only 256? It is dead slow,
> >>> and I easily outtype it (I wait to see my letters appear on the
> >> Outtype it using which software?
> >
> > Anything from a new Firefox session, to Kate, to Konsole.
>
> I've never seen Konsole lag on typing.

Firefox really lags, but I can still outtype Konsole.

> > Furthering investigation of the slow computer, I see that Xorg stays
> > very high in top, with values like this:
> >  2471 root      15   0 50440 9.8m 4368 S  0.3  1.0   0:57.83 Xorg
> >
> > Is that considered excessive? What else could be causing this thing to
> > run so slow?
>
> 0.3% of your CPU and 1.0% of your memory usage is unusually light for
> xorg, if anything.  What does the top line of top say, for load avg, and
> the third line for "%id"?

root localhost ~]# top
top - 16:55:40 up  3:07,  1 user,  load average: 0.66, 0.63, 0.50
Tasks:  97 total,   1 running,  96 sleeping,   0 stopped,   0 zombie
Cpu(s): 14.2%us,  0.7%sy,  0.0%ni, 84.8%id,  0.0%wa,  0.3%hi,  0.0%si,  0.0%st
Mem:   1000536k total,   959736k used,    40800k free,   136488k buffers
Swap:  2441872k total,        0k used,  2441872k free,   606724k cached

> Also, what does
> $ cat /proc/interrupts

[root localhost ~]# cat /proc/interrupts
           CPU0
  0:   11347769    XT-PIC-XT        timer
  1:      10106    XT-PIC-XT        i8042
  2:          0    XT-PIC-XT        cascade
  5:     205614    XT-PIC-XT        ohci_hcd:usb1, Ensoniq AudioPCI
  6:          5    XT-PIC-XT        floppy
  8:          1    XT-PIC-XT        rtc
  9:          0    XT-PIC-XT        acpi
 10:          1    XT-PIC-XT        ehci_hcd:usb3
 11:      49366    XT-PIC-XT        ohci_hcd:usb2, eth0
 12:     132565    XT-PIC-XT        i8042
 14:      77041    XT-PIC-XT        ide0
 15:     197382    XT-PIC-XT        ide1
NMI:          0
LOC:          0
ERR:          0
MIS:          0

> say?  Another cool new tool is powertop, it exposes who is waking the
> processor out of idle and how often, I would yum install that and paste
> what the results are -- be aware moving your mouse will skew them heavily.
>
> -Andy

Couldn't find powertop:

[root localhost ~]# yum search powertop
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up repositories
Reading repository metadata in from local files
No Matches found
[root localhost ~]#

I'll download a tarball if need be, though.

Dotan Cohen

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