View Full Version : Xorg performance troubleshooting

13th August 2008, 12:47 AM
I've been having a problem on two very different systems (a laptop with an ATI card and a desktop with an NVidia card). On both computers the xorg process burns a ton more cycles on the processors than it ever did in F7. It's bad enough that it slows down both systems noticeably.

In Windows I've used a tool called Process Explorer that can dig into a large process and view the thread activity. Is there any way to do something similar in Linux?

Does anyone have any other suggestions for breaking out what xorg is doing with all that CPU time?

I hate having a system that should be fast struggling to keep up with basic stuff.


13th August 2008, 12:51 AM
Run the command, "top".

13th August 2008, 12:55 AM
Um...that's how I figured out it was the xorg process :)

The problem is xorg is one of those huge processes that does a lot of stuff. And it all just shows up as xorg in top or system monitor. I need a way to break down what it's actually doing...or having trouble doing.