For some reason, I was having massive spikes of my CPU which rendered my computer almost completely unusable.
Well, I filed Bug #751477 on Launchpad, and got a response that I didn’t like; basically saying that it wasn’t Xorg’s problem. I fumed and grumbled for a few minutes, then decided to actually investigate the problem.
I went to their wiki, which wasn’t much help, but then I decided to look into my nVidia card. Well, it turns out that using the binary drivers can cause the exact same problem. So, I installed the nouveau drivers (after accidentally uninstalling the nVidia ones, and some other issues), enabled them, and rebooted.
Well, that actually took care of the problem.
- Install Nouveau drivers (through Synaptic or Software Center)
- Open the “Additional Drivers” dialogue
- Enable the “Experimental 3D support for NVIDIA cards” option (see picture below)
Additional Drivers dialogue.
It’s now working; hopefully the binary drivers will be working when Natty releases.