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I have been using Xfce for quite some time now, very happy that my system only takes about 60 mb after start. However, when booting today it suddenly took 110 mb and the Gnome-desk was visible. No idea how this happened,(my Dad might have screewed something up) but at first I though it was simply a couple of programs loaded in the current session, so i started a new session and it still took 110 mb ram. Then I deleted everything in the .cache-folder as to start anew, but that did not help either. I do not have KDE or Gnome-services loaded.
I checked with the Gnome System Monitor, which listed these programs :
I only know what half of those are, and the sum seems to add up to a lot more than the around 120 that my memory meter shows. Ao I wonder, what could be the cause of this? Probably some of these programs are not supposed to be launched (or werent launched before). Which of them can I safely remove, and how do I disable them, so they won't return next time I start? Any help will be highly appreciated!
I think Xfce has a preference/switch to preload portions of gnome/gtk into ram to make launching of gtk apps faster. Not sure as I don't use xfce, but thats what I have heard. Perhaps you have selected this?