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Old 07-07-2008, 11:59 PM   #1
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What is the difference in these threads in SuperKaramba themes?...

I have superkaramba installed, and have been using a memory monitor that I thought was pretty accurate until I installed another one, and now I'm completely confused!

The theme I was using has this in the string for inquiring what it referes to as 'RAM' sensor=memory format="%umb". I can see it go up and down with program usage, it looked to be pretty accurate.

This other theme is using sensor=memory format="%um MB" and it's saying I'm using WAY more memory than I thought I was. It also goes up and down in response to running programs.

Which one is it?

What is the difference in the returns from
sensor=memory format="%umb"
sensor=memory format="%um MB"

Oh, and as a note, I know neither of these are the swap partition as that is okay on both monitors.

Am I really going to have to upgrade my memory just because I play Oblivion, COD4, C&C3, and WoW on my Kubuntu box?!! Hee hee!

Let me know, 'cause now I'm frustrated.

Old 07-08-2008, 06:26 AM   #2
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You can compare the output to the one from the command 'top' (on a terminal). And, please, tell us the differences!!

Old 07-10-2008, 03:39 PM   #3
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Well, I can't seem to just type those strings into a terminal, as they seem to be karamaba-specific? Or... am I just doing it wrong?
Old 07-10-2008, 04:33 PM   #4
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Open up a console (like Terminal, XTerm etc) and at the shell prompt type:
top and watch the information for a while. It is 99% accurate, probably the most accurate of all. It also gives you CPU usage, the process ID and some others. If the data is too fast and too much for you from top, do a ps and analyze it from there.


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