Originally Posted by nathris
Running them off of a single partition because I only had 10GB free on my SSD after Windows + Steam. Its correct since both /home and / are on /dev/sda5.
And transhour I'm not certain what you're saying. My numbers are spot on as well, its just that conky's $mem variable reports memory use in MB when its less than 1GB (actually 0.98GB).
It took a bit of work, but I finally managed to get my memory use high enough for it to switch. 47 tabs in Chrome + 8 in Firefox + Gedit = 1.0GB/4.82GB
4.82g? why such an odd number in ram? if you are running a 2x2gb kit, then got a single 1gb stick, i'm pretty sure you are actually hurting your performance by running dual channel on the kit, and single channel on the loner.
as for these mem use...i've seen some fantastic claims here...with little or no evidence, i would like to see screenshots of actual task manager type applications...as conky can either screw up really bad depending on who you talk to or you can place your own static variables in there if it suits ones devious purposes.
i run all sorts of systems everyday, i look at all sorts of usage stats, different DE's with different configurations. i'll be damn if i am gonna take screenshots at face value when conky is the only thing displaying! i'm from the show me state, so show me.
i'll buy that FF uses less ram/mem than chrome/chromium does, but FF for linux is just plain awful, and suffers from serious slowdowns cause it wants to cache everything to disk or swap, and that plugin container gets way out of control 90% of the time.
Originally Posted by Rookie1337
I'll call shenanigans on the grounds that neither FF or Chrome are anywhere near that light on RAM. Only in LXDE does FF use less than 100MB by itself for one tab. In Kubuntu Chrome usually adds a full 200-600MB on RAM consumption based on tabs/content.
MeeGo1.1 was where I saw the lowest RAM usage ever...90MB on startup and that's including its GUI. Beats my LXDE by 100MB.
I could honestly care less about KDE being "bloated/greedy" comparatively on RAM since it looks and functions better than anything M$ or Apple can create and still doesn't even match Aero for RAM usage.
PS: Does anyone else think XFCE is like KDE 3.5 or so?
xfce reminds me of both of older gnome and kde 3.5 era..
thought instead of seeing how low i can go on the memory bandwagon, which isn't a true representation of how i use my computer, i'd show a screen cap of what is usually loaded.
chromium - current 2 tabs, 1 ocn, the other youtube with an active video playing. (to show flash usage.)
netbeans (with a project loaded)
lamp stack (for those who don't know what that is, linux-apache-mysql-php, its a dev platform, no users active on it.)
minecraft server - 2 users logged in.
skype, amsn and pidgin logged in (i know i could get rid of amsn and just use pidgin, but i don't care much for it, just use it for aim more or less.)
thunderbird (keep it activated to be instantly notified of incoming mails.)
have terminal open
and smplayer which is usually open, just no videos atm.
there are other programs running, but as you can see there are 180'ish processes running in the background, don't want to list everything that is running
Edited by Transhour - 8/5/11 at 2:57pm