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Old 07-30-2002, 10:21 AM   #1
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nautilus uses lots of memory


I was surprised that Redhat 7.2 was using so much memory, so I did top and sorted by memory usage. What I found was that I have 7 processes of nautilus running which is consuming over 35% of my memory. Is this normal? Is there a way for me to stop some of these processes from starting? Or any other way of conserving memory. Thanks.

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Old 07-30-2002, 10:24 AM   #2
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This sort of question was asked here hundreds of times. Linux makes use of you memory, and yes GNOME/KDE are memory intensive environments, so why do you need RAM for? Just to have it and not use it?
 
Old 07-30-2002, 10:48 AM   #3
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I was curious because I would like to install Redhat on another machine I have but it only has 64K of memory. I was just trying to figure out why Nautilus needs 7 processes. What would be a better desktop environment that would not use as much memory?
 
Old 07-30-2002, 10:53 AM   #4
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try gnome midnight commander. Very fast and light gui file manager. Type "gmc" in command line. I found it that way it may not be on your menus.

Nautilus is a hateful creature I despise it!
I mean --GOOD GRIEF!
 
Old 07-30-2002, 12:21 PM   #5
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As for your 64Mb machine, I assume it is not powerful take a look at blackbox, WindowMaker, fluxbox all info can be found at http://www.plig.org/xwinman/
 
Old 07-30-2002, 03:21 PM   #6
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to be helpful and easy on your resources:

use a light windowmanager (windowmaker, icewm, blackbox, fluxbox, even fvwm, twm if you're a masochist:-)) and...

learn the command line! you'll find that most of the time you can get things done a lot quicker with it.
 
  


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