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Old 11-24-03, 09:54 AM   #2
GeForce FX5600 (1.0-5336)
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Default 70%+ CPU

For the first time ever I saw (from a remote telnet) the X processes CPU activity at 70%(ish).
The Matrix screen saver was running at the time and was giving me 1 frame a second (if that) neither mouse movement nor keyboard interaction would exit the screensaver (running as part of xscreensaver but not a package distrubed hack).
I killed the X process before it got any higher.

I then (anoyed) switched not only the AGP back to 4x in the bios but also selected all the AGP read/write accelorators I could find !
Hung 2 hours later, but since then has been behaving quite well.

I forgot to note before, if I have one of these hangs and then kill X the kdm restarts X (get the NVidia logo etc) and then any attempt to exit X is meet with a garbaled screen although typing (carefully) root password shutdown -r now works.
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