using lots of memory
I use gentoo kernel 2.4...
I have 768MB of memory and am using about 95% of it and the only applications i have open are xchat, openoffice, and gaim. there's about 60 processes running, looks like x server and openoffice are taking the majority of the memory. are there any diagnostics i could do to discover why there's so much memory being used? i recently built a new computer that runs almost identical process but used the 2.6 kernel and it uses only ~270MB of memory with 512MB being the total i have on that one.
as you may notice i'm no expert on how memory works. so any advice or info is appreciated.