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Old 07-19-2001, 10:04 PM   #1
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Top reports > 100% Memory use by X

I've been having an annoying problem with X. Every time I leave my computer
on, runnin X for more than a day or two, the memory usage skyrockets and so
does the swap usage. At times I have 140% of my memory used by X according
to top. Now I've heard how linux uses all the available memory for caching
blah blah blah but the point is the system slows to a crawl and it feels
like being in cough Windows because I have to either kill the X server or
reboot to get any kind of decent performance. Anyways here's the system:
P3 550
192 Megs of ram (I thought it'd be enough)
Tyan Trinity 400 mobo
RH 7.1 w/ 2.4 kernel
KDE 2.1
XFree 4.0.3

Old 07-20-2001, 12:17 AM   #2
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Have you checked your log files and running processes to see if you can spot a likely resource-hogging suspect?
Old 07-20-2001, 09:05 AM   #3
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Huh? It says that X is the thing gobbling up all that memory. Or am I being stupid?


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