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[Discuss] chronic cpu spikes - X and kworker have gone mad

On 08/23/2011 08:21 PM, Richard Pieri wrote:
> X + kworker is probably a video driver or display detection problem.
> --Rich P.

installed the proprietary ati/amd graphics driver suggested by ubuntu. 
now the laptop is usable but i still notice cpu usage spikes around 25% 
for no reason other than moving my cursor around.  fwiw i'm on a 
presario cq57.  i'll keep googling.  thanks for any suggestions!

- eric c

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