openSUSE uses 1.7 GB ram in my hp laptop

hi.
opensuse 11.4 always is slow in my laptop, so i run “free” command and it showed me that it is useing 1.7 GB of my 2GB ram.
is it normal?
if no, how can i solve it?

On 10/13/2011 02:26 PM, ilAli wrote:
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> is it normal?

yes it is very normal for Linux to try to use all the RAM that is
available–the idea is, that RAM not used is RAM wasted…

read more at (for example): http://www.linuxatemyram.com/


DD
openSUSE®, the “German Automobiles” of operating systems

ok, thanks

use system monitor to check memory usage, I have 4g mem and after start wow, 4 gvim, firefox, chrome both with 6+ tabs,and a few dolphin window, 1 konquer,total memory usage is : 1.87 G,

On 10/17/2011 09:56 AM, allked wrote:
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> use system monitor to check memory usage, I have 4g mem and after start
> wow, 4 gvim, firefox, chrome both with 6+ tabs,and a few dolphin window,
> 1 konquer,total memory usage is : 1.87 G,

use the system for several hours…opening and closing different
applications, photos, movie clips, editing large databases or
spreadsheets, and etc…and, watch your “memory usage” climb ever
higher…as is normal.


DD
openSUSE®, the “German Automobiles” of operating systems