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Posted Mar 27, 2011 14:42 UTC (Sun) by lab (subscriber, #51153)
Do you know what configuring you did to make your KDE fit in 110 MB RAM? (For some reason my KDE after cold boot uses 1 GB, vs. GNOME which uses about 300 MB, so I've stuck with GNOME.)
(sorry for the late reply)
As you would probably suspect the answer is "turn off things you don't need". Of course the trick is to learn what you don't need.
So I'll show what it looks like on my system, which is an older desktop pc using wired networking. Things might need to look different on your machine.
I actually checked again, and it turns out that memory usage right after startup is 98 MB RAM, which includes some services that for you might be "un-needed", such as ntp, cups and a mailer etc.
The running processes after full KDE startup and login (including the shell running pstree and free):
| | |-hald-addon-cpuf
| | |-hald-addon-inpu
| | `-3*[hald-addon-stor]
And the memory usage:
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 1008 470 537 0 192 178
-/+ buffers/cache: 98 909
Swap: 1906 0 1906
So here's what I did to configure my system like this, mostly from memory. Again, your needs might be different from mine:
Hope you find it useful.
Posted Mar 27, 2011 23:00 UTC (Sun) by idupree (subscriber, #71169)
Posted Apr 4, 2011 23:33 UTC (Mon) by fn77 (guest, #74068)
Posted Apr 5, 2011 4:27 UTC (Tue) by lab (subscriber, #51153)
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