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Old 03-31-2012, 07:46 PM
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Question HD cycles for 10 minutes
Hello Beastie Friends,

I'm not sure why, but after starting PCBSD 9 (LXDE), and establishing the desktop, an annoying thing happens. The HD begins cycling for about 10 minutes, then stops. Can someone give me a clue as to what it is doing or how to determine what's up ? Or, is this just common for PCBSD ? Thanks in advance.
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Does your system do the same thing when you login with another desktop environment?
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Does your system do the same thing when you login with another desktop environment?
No, it does not. Have 2 HD's with 3 bsd/linux OS's on the primary and 1 linux OS on the slave.

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Old 03-31-2012, 09:47 PM
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I guess it's something that LXDE is doing then. When your hard drive starts cycling, start a task manager and look for anything suspicious with high processor or memory usage. Then look at LXDE's start-up settings (I'm pretty sure it has a utility for that) and remove it from the list.

That's about all that I can suggest.
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