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  1. #1 Processor Strain, what do I need to be running 
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    I recently started my Linux box over from scratch by Installing Fedora Core 6. I then installed my dev software, along with beryl and xgl. It runs perfectly for what I am doing, but just barely. When I open the system monitor, my processor is @ 98 percent. RAM is less than 1/3 used up, and from what I can tell, the graphics card is fine.

    My conclusion is that Beryl is taking a dump on the processor, rather than taking advantage of the GPU. (This was a key factor in Windows Vista's Aero...it is almost 100 percent GPU work).

    With that said, I'm wondering what processes/apps I'm running that aren't necessary. What can I afford to kill off without losing performance and still maintaining a stable OS?
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    Most of that CPU load comes from the simple fact that you're using Fedora. I certainly wouldn't say Fedora is a 'Lite' OS as far as system resources go

    I don't think your graphic card drivers are installed correctly.

    Beryl shouldn't be using 100% of your CPU time. At least, it doesn't in every other distro.
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    Whats the problem with fedora?
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    Quote Originally Posted by propsta View Post
    Whats the problem with fedora?
    It's bloated, for starters. Second, it's an RPM-based distro. In my experience (along with many other people) RPM is slightly unstable. One false move can break your entire dependency tree, meaning you'd need to do a complete reinstall. Of course, any time you use a package management system it's prone to issues, but Debian-based distros just have much better package management (and that's not even mentioning Gentoo's Portage.)

    So yeah, that's what's wrong with Fedora.
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    Did you mention that you are running Compiz/Beryl? I think that might be it, I suggest either turning it off, or updating to the latest version.
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