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  1. #1
    RicardoVarasSantana NNTP User

    Default GNOME memory use question


    Hello,

    now that I am using GNOME, and having checked the use of memory I see
    it is high. For example, right now I am running Epiphany (3 tabs) and
    the system monitor reads my machine is using 737 MiB (37%) of 2 GiB
    memory.

    Although it does not feel bad, how can I optimize it? Is there any
    other trick besides stopping some services or recompiling the kernel?

    Thanks in advance.


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    Malcolm NNTP User

    Default Re: GNOME memory use question

    Quote Originally Posted by RicardoVarasSantana
    Hello,

    now that I am using GNOME, and having checked the use of memory I see
    it is high. For example, right now I am running Epiphany (3 tabs) and
    the system monitor reads my machine is using 737 MiB (37%) of 2 GiB
    memory.

    Although it does not feel bad, how can I optimize it? Is there any
    other trick besides stopping some services or recompiling the kernel?

    Thanks in advance.
    Hi
    What OS version 11.1? Did you install the openSUSE version or from
    source?

    What was the memory usage according to 'system monitor' before you
    started the application?

    Have a look at the top and free commands, you will find they are
    different than system monitor.

    I'm currently running, crossover/winword, crossover/garmin mapsource,
    claws-mail, firefox (6 tabs), epiphany (3 tabs) and my memory is at
    770MB and swap at 50MB (1GB physical ram) according to the system
    monitor.

    As well as compiz-fusion etc and cpu usage at between 25 and 50% on
    this 1.7GHz notebook.

    You could look at the preload setup and remove applications you don't
    use often?

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  3. #3
    RicardoVarasSantana NNTP User

    Default Re: GNOME memory use question


    malcolmlewis;1924352 Wrote:
    > Hi
    > What OS version 11.1? Did you install the openSUSE version or from
    > source?
    >
    > What was the memory usage according to 'system monitor' before you
    > started the application?
    >
    > Have a look at the top and free commands, you will find they are
    > different than system monitor.
    >
    > I'm currently running, crossover/winword, crossover/garmin mapsource,
    > claws-mail, firefox (6 tabs), epiphany (3 tabs) and my memory is at
    > 770MB and swap at 50MB (1GB physical ram) according to the system
    > monitor.
    >
    > As well as compiz-fusion etc and cpu usage at between 25 and 50% on
    > this 1.7GHz notebook.
    >


    I installed the openSUSE 11.1 from the DVD media. Right after install I
    get about 488 MiB, and after adding another panell and add rearrange the
    applets more like the classic GNOME, memory usage reaches almost the 600
    MiB with firefox running only (1 tab). I have not activated the
    desktop's effects.

    Those top and free commands are really good, thanks!

    I think that those applets and the new panel just take alot of memory.
    Could be that the reason for the memory increase? I think they are.


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