[CentOS-devel] CentOS 7 gome system monitor CPU usage

Leo Brandewie lbrandewie at dslextreme.com
Tue Nov 11 06:53:12 UTC 2014

I see. I guess for now I'll just stick with CentOS 6.5. Thanks for the 

On 11/10/2014 4:46 PM, Scott Dowdle wrote:
> Greetings,
> ----- Original Message -----
>> Not sure if this is the right place to post this; if not, my
>> apologies.
>> I've been testing CentOS 7 and I've been having a problem with CPU
>> usage.
>> I first set up a VM with 4 procs (2.66 GHz Xeons), loaded the Gnome
>> desktop, and ran system monitor. I got ~50% CPU usage on all four procs,
>> doing absolutely nothing but running system monitor.
>> I was suspicious of this result since it was in a VM. So I loaded 7 onto
>> a real server (a Dell PowerEdge 1800) and tested again. The 1800 has 2 x
>> 2.8GHz Xeons and system monitor maxed out both CPUs.
>> I'm astounded. I have no way of knowing if the problem is also present
>> in RHEL 7. I can say it's not at all present in CentOS 6.5. I have a
>> fair amount of experience with that OS.
> That is basically GNOME 3, which requires 3D acceleration, either not performing well with your hardware or using software-based 3D.  Use KDE instead... or use MATE or XFCE from EPEL... and you'll notice normal performance.
> There is nothing atypical about your experience.
> TYL,

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