Originally Posted by chickenjoy
How much memory will be saved if the x/gui is not started?
Slackware laptop: 600 MHz Pentium M, 192 MB RAM, Fluxbox and KDE (sorry no gnome)...
No GUI: ~ 12 MB mem usage (not including buffers/cache)
Fluxbox: ~ 29 MB mem usage (not including buffers/cache)
KDE: ~ 55 MB mem usage (not including buffers/cache)
Fluxbox and KDE numbers were taken after the GUI loaded fully, before opening any applications. "No GUI" number was taken immediately after boot, before launching Fluxbox or KDE.
No swap usage in any of the cases listed above...and it'll obviously vary with services you have running and whatnot...so use this simply as a ratio, not exact measures that hold for all machines!
Hope this helps...