Fri, 2008-03-21 18:27 — ratnapro
I am Ratnadeep Debnath, a 1st year student of CSE in Dr. B.C.Roy Engineering College.
Lately I installed Fedora 8 in my Dell XPS M1530 notebook....everything went fine....and the NVIDIA graphics driver issue was also resolved.
But one problem was bugging me...My system was getting haeted up a lot ( rather say abnormally) than that happened in Windows Vista.
But today 20/03/2008....with help from KD Da ...this problem was resolved. Here's how to solve it:
1> Open your TERMINAL window....and type "top" and then <enter>....You will see a process list and their corresponding CPU usage (similar to Windows Task Manager). Then look for the program that is using the CPU maximum....In my case it was a program "pcscd" and it was using 96% of the CPU (in my case it is 2 Ghz Core 2 Duo). Want to know what is "pcscd"?
PCSC Lite resource manager daemon The purpose of PCSC Lite is to provide a Windows(R) SCard interface in a very small form factor for communicating to smartcards and readers. The PCSC daemon is used to dynamically allocate/deallocate reader drivers at runtime and manage connections to the readers.
Since there is no smart card reader in many systems, it is better to turn off PCSCD
2> How to turn off PCSD:
Go to KMenu--->Administration--->Services
You will be needing your root password for this....
Then on the left hand side of the Services console, from the program list....deselect PCSCD and its done....
It is the easier process...or else you can go to the terminal and login as ROOT...and then type /etc/init.d/pcscd stop
This will stop the PCSCD service for the current session....
Then type ntsysv <enter>...You will get a console now...Use <tab> to move around and <space> to select or deselect....search for PCSCD in the list and deselect it...and then quit pessing OK.....
AND ITS DONE....