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Old 02-18-2007, 09:42 PM   #1
manosagn
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Lightweight KDE 3.5 theme ???


Hi there!
Here's the situation: I'm using ubuntu 6.06 with KDE 3.5

Problem: Xorg is allocates easily over 200MB RAM.

Since I want style as well as free MB of RAM, are there any tips for themes using low memory resources??
 
Old 02-19-2007, 07:56 AM   #2
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It is not the KDE theme, but KDE itself which is the memory hog. Try using a lighter wieght GUI interface like IceWM or xfce4 or Sawfish or???

Visit: http://xwinman.org/metacity.php

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Old 02-20-2007, 12:08 PM   #3
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thanks Lenard!
I feel pretty comfortable with KDE. I did intent though to test IceWM and/or WindowMaker, but now is not the right time for me to test something like that on my box. Yet changing a theme is almost failsafe. (But, as pointed out, useless)

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Old 02-20-2007, 12:16 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by manosagn
Here's the situation: I'm using ubuntu 6.06 with KDE 3.5

Problem: Xorg is allocates easily over 200MB RAM.
As you are using Ubuntu the solution to your problem would be to disable some of the ~100 services you automatically have running after ubuntu has started up.

It's most definitely not X taking up 200 MB of your RAM. You could post the output of
Code:
ps aux
so we can have a look at it.
 
Old 02-22-2007, 05:24 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by General Failure
It's most definitely not X taking up 200 MB of your RAM. You could post the output of
Code:
ps aux
so we can have a look at it.
I don't think that's the point:
running top gives me
Code:
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:
Code:
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.
 
  


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