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Re: sudden slow display response



On Sun, 2005-05-08 at 09:17 +0200, Nacho wrote:
> On Fri, May 06, 2005 at 03:37:09PM +0100, michael wrote:
> > I also get a slow display response, seemingly whenever the filesystem is
> > accessed (see below too). Can't see anything wrong so please help. The
> 
> I saw this same problem some time ago, and it was related to IRQs, the graphic
> card was using the same IRQ than the hard disk, and so when you heavy used the
> filesystems the graphic card became like freezed during small time intervals,
> such as 2 seconds freezed and 3 seconds not freezed and so...
> 
> Could you look at your IRQs? Just execute this command:
> 
> cat /proc/interrupts 

This gives:
michael@ratty:~$ cat /proc/interrupts
           CPU0       CPU1
  0:    3455168    3454744    IO-APIC-edge  timer
  1:       2089       2113    IO-APIC-edge  keyboard
  2:          0          0          XT-PIC  cascade
  8:          0          1    IO-APIC-edge  rtc
 12:      45202      45147    IO-APIC-edge  PS/2 Mouse
 15:      51180      51814    IO-APIC-edge  ide1
 16:     358763     358389   IO-APIC-level  usb-uhci, eth0
 18:     126420     126546   IO-APIC-level  ide2
 19:          0          0   IO-APIC-level  usb-uhci
 23:         65         50   IO-APIC-level  ehci_hcd
NMI:          0          0
LOC:    6907635    6907619
ERR:          0
MIS:          1


which, I think, looks okay (?)
> 
> Also, you may want to have a look at BIOS settings, often there are settings
> there related to the video card, such as using or not a IRQ, or which to use,
> or about usage memory of it...
> 
> Hope it helps ;-)
> 
> Nacho
> 
> --
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> 
> 
-- 
Michael Bane
Atmospheric Physics Group
University of Manchester



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