in top Xorg CPU usage is always 23+ with frequent spikes to 60+ and sometimes higher

Bug #493057 reported by Doug Whitfield on 2009-12-06
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xserver-xorg-video-ati (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: xorg

I was having this problem and then updated the lucid packages and still have this problem. Fan actually starts churning before I login (on gdm screen). I do not have this problem in Karmic on the same box.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Dec 6 00:10:57 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
MachineType: Hewlett-Packard HP Compaq nx9420 (RB549UT#ABA)
Package: xorg 1:7.4+3ubuntu10
 Socket 0:
   no product info available
 Socket 0:
   no card
ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-5-generic root=UUID=0e156182-aa6f-42b3-81bc-d5514e0b4bf3 ro quiet splash
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-5.6-generic
 xserver-xorg 1:7.4+3ubuntu10
 libgl1-mesa-glx 7.6.0-1ubuntu4
 libdrm2 2.4.14-1ubuntu1
 xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.9.0-1ubuntu4
 xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.12.99+git20090929.7968e1fb-0ubuntu1
SourcePackage: xorg
Symptom: display
Tags: performance lucid
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-5-generic i686 07/11/2008
dmi.bios.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.bios.version: 68YAF Ver. F.1D 309F
dmi.board.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.board.version: KBC Version 54.3D
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnHewlett-Packard:bvr68YAFVer.F.1D:bd07/11/2008:svnHewlett-Packard:pnHPCompaqnx9420(RB549UT#ABA):pvrF.1D:rvnHewlett-Packard:rn309F:rvrKBCVersion54.3D:cvnHewlett-Packard:ct10:cvr: HP Compaq nx9420 (RB549UT#ABA)
dmi.product.version: F.1D
dmi.sys.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
fglrx: Not loaded
 distro: Ubuntu
 architecture: i686kernel: 2.6.32-5-generic
 Error: command ['xkbcomp', ':0', '-w0', '-'] failed with exit code 1: No protocol specified
 Error: Cannot open display ":0"

Doug Whitfield (douglasawh) wrote :
Bryce Harrington (bryce) on 2009-12-06
affects: xorg (Ubuntu) → xserver-xorg-video-ati (Ubuntu)
Bryce Harrington (bryce) on 2009-12-06
Changed in xserver-xorg-video-ati (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Bryce Harrington (bryce) wrote :

[This is an automatic notification.]

Thanks for reporting this bug to help making the -ati graphics driver
better. We hear from upstream that a number of bugs (possibly including
this one) have been fixed in the newer DRM code from the 2.6.33 kernel.
I don't know if your bug is one of the ones fixed in this release,
though, but we've prepared a PPA with this DRM update. Would you mind
installing this, rebooting, and testing if the original issue can be
reproduced with it or not?

The DRM PPA is here:

Note there could be new bugs... please file these as new reports using
the command 'ubuntu-bug linux' (for kernel or DRM or KMS bugs) or
'ubuntu-bug xorg' if you suspect them to be issues.

Changed in xserver-xorg-video-ati (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Bryce Harrington (bryce) wrote :

We're closing this bug since it is has been some time with no response from the original reporter. However, if the issue still exists please feel free to reopen with the requested information. Also, if you could, please test against the latest development version of Ubuntu, since this confirms the bug is one we may be able to pass upstream for help.

Changed in xserver-xorg-video-ati (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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