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HP Pavilion zv5120us & Ubuntu

 
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HP Pavilion zv5120us & Ubuntu

I have been running Ubuntu on this machine for a while now. Although the graphics card is a little bit problematic, it's running ok. The problem is that, it looks like cpu usage is too high. I am not sure if this is related to the video card (radeon mobility 9000 igp, using ati driver) or if it's got something to do with wrong computer configuration out of the box.

Is there anyone running linux on this machine?

PS. I'm really happy that this one came with a slmodem!
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Re: HP Pavilion zv5120us & Ubuntu

>it looks like cpu usage is too high

Does it work slowly?
What is your uptime output?
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Re: HP Pavilion zv5120us & Ubuntu

It works somehow slow. It is like the programs like to use it at maximum. For example, firefox will use 55 -70% cpu when loading some (javascripted) pages. Qemu will use 100% even when I load a page in explorer or launch any programs in emulated windows. Openoffice.org will go up to 60% saving not-so-big files.

By uptime, I'm hoping you mean how long the computer stays on? on the average, it is 3-4 hours. At least 1 hour, at most 12 hours. The speed doesn't change with time though.
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Re: HP Pavilion zv5120us & Ubuntu

I meant " load average" numbers in "uptime" output.
BTW, how many RAM do you have?
What is output of "free" utility?
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Re: HP Pavilion zv5120us & Ubuntu

I meant "load average" numbers in the "uptime" output.
BTW, how many RAM do you have?
What show "free" utility?
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Re: HP Pavilion zv5120us & Ubuntu

Hmm, was I not supposed to rate the post before posting a reply?

Anyway, I will post the information later, as my linux isn't accessible to me now.

Thanks for your continuing interest, I appreciate it.
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Re: HP Pavilion zv5120us & Ubuntu

Thank you for a points - I became Royalty!

But I don't want to receive points twice for the same replay that I sent twice by accident :-|
And zero points for this post, please :-)
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Re: HP Pavilion zv5120us & Ubuntu

ok sorry for the different username, I just couldn't login with my own for some reason, even after resetting password 5 times... annoying. I should still be able to login from work and score though (if cookie doesn't expire). annoying...

The output you requested:
RAM: 1GB
free:
[code]
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 1166012 351940 814072 0 19392 148048
-/+ buffers/cache: 184500 981512
Swap: 2096440 12532 2083908
[/code]
uptime: load average: 1.24, 2.07, 1.70
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Re: HP Pavilion zv5120us & Ubuntu

hmm, I see that [code] doesn't work here. I am attaching a .txt file for that output for ease of reading.
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Re: HP Pavilion zv5120us & Ubuntu

At least this is not memory problem...

Can you send me a "top" output from your machine?