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Old 10-29-2003, 05:47 AM   #1
vijay_karanth
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X-windows eats up resources


HELP ME!! I am a soul in distress, being tormented by X-Windows!!

X-Windows is eating up 75% of memory resources of all the workstations in our network. This has resulted in increased spending (buying more RAM, and more RAM, and still more RAM..). I cannot do away with X-Windows, as a lot of our development work needs it - to use IDE's, browsers (like this one) and other tools. I've tried using almost all kind of window managers (like KDE, GNOME, BlackBox, NextOne, Enlightment et al), but to no avail. Does anyone have any solution?

Also, please tell me if some system/kernel parameters can be tuned to achieve the above objective? HELP HIGHLY APPRECIATED.
 
Old 10-29-2003, 05:56 AM   #2
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What makes you think such memory usage is a problem? If you do a search for RAM usage, you should see that it is normal, and a "good thing".
 
Old 10-29-2003, 06:36 AM   #3
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The one & only problem is very very slow, All the workstation having 1gb ram it has 120mb free ram space. It's very slow...............
 
Old 10-29-2003, 11:49 AM   #4
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Then the speed problem is not related to the RAM usage. You need instead to look at how many services are running etc. Here's a related search result.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...der=descending
 
Old 10-30-2003, 02:45 AM   #5
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Hello,
I've just moved the thread to Linux - Software. Member Intro is a a good place to say 'hello', but questions should be send to other forums.

A workstation with 1GB RAM shouldn't be slow. That's more than enought for KDE or GNOME. There must be something different. Run 'top' command and see what's eating most processor power and memory.
 
  


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