X.org 7.3 sure is a mess...
freebsd at meijome.net
Thu Mar 20 14:00:03 UTC 2008
On Wed, 19 Mar 2008 19:01:28 +0000
Mark Ovens <parish at magichamster.com> wrote:
> Peter Boosten wrote:
> > Ken Gunderson wrote:
> >> [snip]
> >>> Looks like you're having a problem with your window manager, instead of
> >>> Xorg.
> >>> Mine (with enlightenment-devel) works like charm. None of the issues
> >>> you describe anyway.
> >>> Peter
> >> So how would you explain that I am seeing same type of behaviors in
> >> straight "startx" with default twm, i.e. bundled Xorg wm?
> > Dunno. But the troubles cannot originate from the xorg ports, or
> > everyone would see the same behaviour, right?
> > Maybe some other port, or hardware (maybe your video card? - just
> > guessing), or the driver for that particular piece of hardware.
> One would expect so, but it would appear not to be the case. I'm having
> the same problem - if I ssh in from another box I see the Xorg process
> sucking >100% CPU and the state is *GIANT
I would very much like to see a process using "> 100% CPU" :)
What CPU ? I haven't seen GIANT on Xorg for a while...but, again, I don't check
all the time :d
anyway... my xorg sits at 7.81% on select...i've been on this session for 17
hours, and have a heavily loaded xfce session with 10 virt desktops. I actually
recently removed the lower limit for cpufreq to drop the freq and i've been
hovering @ 200 Mhz (measured once a second in gkrellm), although right now I'm
between 800 and 1000 Mhz.
could you please send your xorg.conf ?
have you tried attaching ktrace to xorg in those situations and seeing what it
is doing ?
what about other system vitals ? is your disk trashing ? RAM usage?
> I'm using an ATI card but people are having the same issue with nVidia
> and Matrox cards. My box has run every version of Xorg since it replaced
> XFree86 on FreeBSD and many versions of XFree86 before that without this
> Also, the problem seems to come and go for me as I update my ports, i.e.
> the box has the problem, I run ``portmaster -a'' and the problem goes
> away. sometime later I run ``portmaster -a'' again and the problem
> re-appears. Only seems to happen when X-related stuff gets updated.
maybe if you can pinpoint WHAT gets updated it would be of more help :)
the ati drivers had several updates over the last few months...
> The other thing I've noticed is, on my box at least, that the problem
> always starts when I move the mouse (not every time of course) so could
> it be Xorg 7.3 not playing nicely with the mouse driver - or the USB
> driver since my mouse is a USB one? Which may explain why some people
> see the problem and others don't?
I'd like to see a count of hands ... who DOESN'T use USB mice or
by any chance you wouldn't have the xcomposite extension enabled... ?
> This is really becoming a big PITA.
i understand, but without concrete information it wont go anywhere fast :)
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