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Gnome System Monitor causes Xorg to consume 100% CPU

With Gnome System Monitor 2.22 under Debian testing (Lenny) I had the problem when I clicked on the Resources tab the CPU usage would got to 100% on my laptop and desktop.

Well I have been able to fix the problem on my laptop which has and Intel video card by adding Option “AccelMethod” “EXA” to the Device section in my xorg.conf file.


Section "Device"
        Identifier      "Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller"
        Driver          "intel"
        BusID           "PCI:0:2:0"
        Option           "AccelMethod"  "EXA"

When I have worked out how to fix the problem on my desktop using a Nvidia video card I will post the solution.

Thanks goes out to MistaED for pointing out to me that this a problem with the way Cairo rendering is done.

Random rants of what been going on

Hey All,

You may have noticed in the last couple days there has been some problems with my server, it not been a problem, I have decided to shut it down server as it cheaper to out source to a hosting company than running a big 7U server at home.

I am doing my best to get things up and running as fast as I can, so you’ll have to bare with me things will stabilize soon. 🙂