Sunday, October 25, 2009

Looking at Xorg High CPU Usage Issue for netbook

If you are suffering from excessive slowness from your netbook or your old and slow notebook, you may want to tweak the CPU frequency governor to performance mode instead of the general mode. How do you do that? If you are using Linux Mint, you have to install a utilities called cpufrequtils

Step 1: Install CPU Frequency Utilities
# apt-get install cpufrequtils

Step 2: Query the CPU frequency governors
# cpfreq-info

Step 3: Force the CPU to use performance mode
# cpufreq-set -g performance

If this does not resolve the issues, you really have to look at other possibilities that is impacting your Xorg. Sometimes it could be your video drivers not the CPU governor issues....

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