On 5/26/05, Lee Hosty <hostyle at csn.ul.ie> wrote:
> Actually while I'm asking Ubuntu questions, anyone know why screensavers
> would be causing system load to skyrocket? Xorg is eating all resources
> (viewed painfully slowly in top via ssh) on a desktop machine with some
> sort of nvidia card. Restarting X fixes the problem until the
> screensaver kicks in again. I;ve disabled the screensaver for now, but
> I'd rather keep it going. The screensaver causes no problem on the
> laptop shich has an ATI card.
Are they OpenGL screensavers by any chance? Do you have hardware
acceleration enabled? Could just be OpenGL chewing through the CPU
cycles on the nvidia machine with the no hardware acceleration while
the ATI machine has it enabled. "glxinfo" will give you lots of
information (look for the "direct rendering:" line near the top).
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