How to fix excessive CPU usage by process tumblerd on XFCE desktop in Linux

Noticed that each time I added or downloaded a file, it resulted in excessive use of the CPU. This happens on XFCE desktop in Linux. Looking up the process list, found that tumblerd was utilizing up to 86% of the CPU and leading all other applications and processes to be very slow. Tumbler is used . . . → Read More: How to fix excessive CPU usage by process tumblerd on XFCE desktop in Linux

How to install the nvidia driver on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

If you have the Nvidia Graphics Card in your laptop, you can install the Nvidia driver from your distribution (in my case Ubuntu), using following command. Open a terminal window first:

$ sudo apt-get udpate <enter> $ sudo apt-get install bumblebee bumblebee-nvidia primus <enter>

After that reboot, and you should have the Nvidia driver installed. . . . → Read More: How to install the nvidia driver on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Reduce overheating on the Lenovo Z580 Ideapad laptop in Ubuntu Linux

The Lenovo Z580 Ideapad laptop gets heated to about 63 to 70 degrees celsius in Ubuntu Linux. To reduce this heat, the CPU Frequency needs to be better controlled. To do that, type the following commands in a terminal window on your Ubuntu Linux laptop: $ sudo apt-get install cpufrequtils cpufreqd <enter> $ sudo apt-get . . . → Read More: Reduce overheating on the Lenovo Z580 Ideapad laptop in Ubuntu Linux

CPU Frequency Scaling on Ubuntu 12.04 – Manage laptop heating

There are occasions when you need to run processor-intensive tasks on your laptop. These can lead to generation of heat to a level where the laptop automatically shuts down. To prevent this from happening and reduce the excessive generation of heat, you need to throttle the speed of the CPU. This helps to prevent overheating. . . . → Read More: CPU Frequency Scaling on Ubuntu 12.04 – Manage laptop heating

Limit CPU usage for a program

$ wget ‘http://downloads.sourceforge.net/cpulimit/cpulimit-1.1.tar.gz’ $ tarĀ  -zxvf cpulimit-1.1.tar.gz $ cd cpulimit-1.1 $ make # cp cpulimit /usr/local/sbin

cpulimit is a program that helps to limit the CPU usage of a program. It is useful to prevent overheating and subsequent shutdown of your laptop when converting videos from one format to another.

To restrict CPU usage: 1. . . . → Read More: Limit CPU usage for a program

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