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the highlighted memory usage. i have a 6 gig swap partition so that HAS to be my ram... the only things i have running are

2 instances of firefox.
one nautilus window
one terminal window
Pidgin
Steam
and rhythmbox
Edited by -iceblade^ - 2/18/09 at 5:01am
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Holy crap! How is that even possible in idle?
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that's what i'm wondering...
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Could have a resource hogging malware?
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what antivirus are you running? (if any)
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nothing except the default Mint firewall
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post #7 of 22
looks perfectly normal.

run top , the memory allocation shown likely includes the disk cache.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bloodfire View Post
Could have a resource hogging malware?
Malware?
Quote:
Originally Posted by JordanWillis View Post
what antivirus are you running? (if any)
Anti-virus?

I must be mistaken...I thought I was in the Linux section.


Anyway, why is it only showing 3.2gb? Are you running 32-bit?:turd:
Edited by Redmist - 2/18/09 at 12:05pm
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I've ran out of ram on several occasions, mostly when i open dozens of 12mp photos at once in gimp of ps. I'd guess in your case it's firefox's doing, but check just to make sure (I use htop, ordered by memusage)

btw, why block out your ip? it's the local one isnt it?
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yeah i had a friend report something similar to me on this, it has to do with the latest update to firefox. each instance he would run would be 1.2 gigs on start up, and go to 1.8 gigs with two tabs open, but no page loaded.

he fixed this by uninstalling firefox, and downloading the source and compiling it, he said it also seem to work with just re-installing it, but he wanted to be a geek i guess .
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