Ubuntu :: Firefox Constantly Running On The Background?
Mar 23, 2010
I'm running Ultimate Edition 2.0 64bit. When I'm running Firefox and I'm not doing anything on it it starts to use the disk intensively. I checked on terminal using the top command and it IS Firefox using up to 85-90% of the resources. Anyone know what the problem is here? Can it be hacked? I already uninstalled and installed back again and it still doing it.
I have a perl script which runs a mini webserver allowing me to do various things. I'd like to have this script run when the machine starts up, and constantly run in the background.How should I achieve this? I want the script to regardless of whether anyone is logged in or not, so I can't put it in any bash-related files.
my computer sounds as if I have been playing crysis warhead for like 5 hours, because every fan in my computer is running including the graphics card. They are not just running normal either they are running at the max.
I am running a minimal debian "Squeeze" system with xfce and recently noticed a marked slowdown in my samsung nc10 netbook performance; with all other applications closed htop revealed the following process eating up cpu which explains the slowdown. Previously cpu idled at about 10%. The user is root unlike all the other processes:user:rootpu:70% command:/usr/bin/x :0 -audit 0 -auth /var/lib/gdm/:0.Xauth -nolisten tcp vt7
Good day, installed ubuntu 10.04 64bit yesterday on my laptop just to test everything before the release at the end of the month. However I took a look at my System Monitor and my second CPU(2) is constantly running at 100%, however theirs no apparent processes to cause this.
Everything was fine for the first 6 months. Now in the past couple weeks, my disk drive is running nearly constantly. I can hear it rattling away in the background no matter what I am doing. Typically, I just have Firefox open, and that disk drive is sounding like it's writing the whole thing over and over.
I've opened the system monitor and looked for something obvious, but everything says, "sleeping". The computer seems to operate fine - no crashes, no odd behavior. What's this thing doing?
Today Firefox is freezing and the HDD is running constantly. I ran into this problem about a year ago on an earlier version of Ubuntu and was able to solve the problem but can't remember what the solution was
Anywhere from 2 -> 6 times a day, my computer will freeze up. If any audio was playing, it will repeat the last few seconds over and over again. I've been dealing with the problem for a couple of months now, with no solutions.
Since yesterday firefox (Namoroka) has been constantly freezing; prior to yesterday it worked perfectly. I've tried un-installing and re-installing, but that didn't fix it. I even tried un-installing Namoroka and installing firefox 3.5 (via apt-get install firefox-3.5), but somehow I continue to get firefox 3.6 (aka Namoroka). Anyone know how to resolve my Namoroka issues or how to install the seemingly more stable 3.5 version? I don't know if this makes a difference, but I originally had installed ubuntu and then installed kde (kubuntu-desktop) desktop on top of it. And yes, I've checked my sources.list to make sure mozilla-daily repository is not listed.
this isn't so much slackware specific as it is general linux related, but using the default huge slackware kernel included with 13.1, acpi reports cpu temps of about 55 celsius i always like to run my own kernels though, and using the latest stable kernel, i have compiled one using what i believe is necessary for my hardware, and everything works as expected except that acpi reports my cpu temp as 80 celsius at idle, causing my fan to be running constantly
so without simply using the generic config included with slack in the newer kernel, what do you think might be causing the thermal issues? i used diff on the two configs and the output is over 5,000 lines, so thats not a huge help, and im really not even sure what to be looking for the cpu is an intel i7 720qm, so if anyone might know any specific settings for that processor type needed for acpi to interface with it properly that would be much obliged here is my config for potential review: [URL] also, if i disable acpi entirely, the fan operates as normal but i cannot get readings obviously
Every day I use the top command to check the processes running on my Kubuntu 10.10 system. Every day I find that apt-get is running under the root account and using 100% of the CPU. It'll run forever if I let it but I use "killall" to stop it. Pressing the "c" key in top shows the command used to start the process and doing that I see that apt-get is being started with "apt-get -qq -y update". The -qq param is for quiet mode and the -y is to answer yes to any questions. The important thing is the update parameter. It seems that some "feature" of Ubuntu is starting apt-get in update mode for me on a daily basis. I installed Kubuntu only 3 days ago and I don't recall turning this "feature" on anywhere. How can I disable this "feature" and prevent the system from auto-starting apt-get.?
Ive got my webserver linked up to my ubuntu computer, and i want it to act like a server controller (for srcds games or w/e) Basically, When i click the start button, the SSH launches 'css.sh' by doing this 'sh css.sh'... Anyway, the .sh file has this inside it cd sourceds/srcds_1/orangebox clear ./srcds_run -console -game cstrike +map de_dust -maxplayers 16 -autoupdate
But either way, that is becides the point. When it launches i dont see the terminal window, its invisible.... (but its running) How do i see it when i go to my ubuntu desktop and how to i put more commands in it once its launched in the background.
I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 64bit and since Ubuntu 8.10 I've had firefox.bin working on the background and taking over 60% of CPU. This happens in the first 1/2 hour after booting, afterwards it runs normal.
I was wondering how one could set up tcpdump to run in the background, dumping all output to a file until I terminate the process.Here is the dilema... I SSH into the box that will be listening (using tcpdump)...
ssh> sudo tcpdump -i eth0 > dump_file yadda yadda...
then if I exit my ssh session, tcpdump closes.
If I do a... ssh> sudo tcpdump -i eth0 > dump_file &  12938 yadda yadda.
I have a basic script that watches my server, and informs me if it has gone down. I need to know how to run it without a console being open all of the time, I tried executing it with a trailing &, but to no avail.
Code: for (( ; ; )) do if ping -b -c 1 chatify.net then
I have a LAMP server with some php files. When I do this:
> php -f filename.php
It works great. But of course, it stops when I close the SSH window. I need to be able to run it and leave it running. The script is a crawler and it takes about 3 hours to complete it. So I tried this:
> php -f filename.php &
This doesn't work at all. It doesn't even execute the script.
When we start some applications like skype though we close it , it will minimize into the panel, another one is amarock that will not quit the application . But now I am not able to see the icons. ( As the applications are already running in background I cannot relaunch it )I can take the minimized applications, but when we close , how can I retrieve it ?
I am running a dual-boot of LMDE and Debian Squeeze XFCE, and I actually have a Debian XFCE question. How can I tell what is running in the background. I have been tweaking my Debian install since I first installed it about 3 weeks ago, and I keep adding to the RAM usage. What is the best way to see what else is running out there and whether or not is it necessary?
In a script that I run manually after I have logged in, I have the following:alias kq='konqueror &' The intention is to run konqueror in the background. What happens is as follows. A. I run kq; it starts konqueror but does not return to the command prompt. I quit konqueror. B. I run kq again ; it starts konqueror and this time I get a the command prompt. If I quit konqueror and run kq for a 3rd time it behaves as in A. Quit and run it behaves as in B, and so on..
I have written a script, lets call it B, that calls scripts A1 to A9. I want to run the A scripts simultaneously since they can take up to 3 hrs to complete. As you might expect, I use the & to run the script in background. I am looking for a mechanism to evaluate the return code from the A scripts when they eventually complete?