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Old 03-10-2004, 02:56 AM   #1
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Slow out of no where


Linux was runnin great abnout 2 hours ago...but its all choppy, and the mouse jerks around a little...I belive Linux is eating my virtual memory..how can I check my system specs?
 
Old 03-10-2004, 03:15 AM   #2
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try running "free." It tells you the memory usage.
 
Old 03-10-2004, 03:24 AM   #3
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total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 515104 217596 297508 0 10528 102316
-/+ buffers/cache: 104752 410352
Swap: 506008 0 506008

WHy the hell does it say so much is used?! Ive only had Linux for 2 days!
 
Old 03-10-2004, 03:30 AM   #4
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Well, it isn't using any swap. You can try running "top" in the terminal or "ksysguard" is a nice graphical program. From there maybe you can see which program is causing it and then kill it.

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Old 03-10-2004, 03:37 AM   #5
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It says I have 2 flashplayer-ins running, and they are both taking up 20.5% mem, and one of them is takin up 26% CPU... How do I kill them?
 
Old 03-10-2004, 03:41 AM   #6
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Which program did you view the processes with. If it was "top" then push "k" and enter the PID(process ID) .
 
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Yea, it was top, I pressed K and typed in 'flashplayer-ins' and it says not vailed..but thats the exact name.

My mem is like 500 lower then it was, my computer is gettin slower and slower
 
Old 03-10-2004, 03:59 AM   #8
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Ohhh, I get it, under where it says PID, the numbers, I killed both of them, computer is running MUCH better now, THANKS Bunchs! !
 
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You have to type in the PID. It is shown on the far left column. You don't type the name of the app.
 
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Only a pleasure :-)
 
  


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