Originally Posted by General Failure
It's most definitely not X taking up 200 MB of your RAM. You could post the output of
so we can have a look at it.
I don't think that's the point:
running top gives me
13313 root 16 0 599m 366m 3500 R 12.6 36.5 458:32.00 Xorg
that's a lot more than 200MB but, I've not rebooted X for a long time.
Plus firefox has huge memory leaks.
running ps uax gives me:
root 13313 9.5 36.4 465796 374972 tty7 Ss+ Feb19 458:36 /usr/bin/X :0 -br -audit 0 -auth /var/lib/gdm/:0.Xauth -nolisten tcp vt7
which indicates that X indeed takes over 36% of the memory. That means that, regardless what other processes are running, X takes to much of my memory.