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"I never used to catch a cold, now I have a
blocked nose, what's happening?"
Sorry mate, but to make sense of your statement
we'd need e.g. the size of physical RAM and
what programs you're running, and whether you
made major changes to the systems set-up before
the swap started getting used.
ok, the more programs i open now, the more ram it takes and then takes swap.. and this is only like 9 programs.. i used to run a lot more and it would barely tough swap.. it used to just allocate my ram..
for example, it ate up 50 megs of my swap just opening up the configure window for my desktop..
hmm i really don't know how to check whats eating up the ram...
open up KDE System Guard
and look at the VmSize numbers !
what are the large ones and are they changing
save this bash script and where it say $PID put the PID number of the processes taking up lots of VnSize
(PID is first entry in KDE System Guard)
do chmod 775 on the script it so it's executable and run it from a virtual terminal
i set it to take a reading every 10 minutes for 1 hour
you can change that with the numbers at the top
while [ "$SECONDS" -le "$LIMIT" ]
cat /proc/$PID/status |grep VmSize ;
i never did deleate the .kde folder...
delete the .kde folder and restart KDE and redo you settings
the old configuration is incompatable with the new version of KDE
and might be your problem