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Old 05-09-2009, 04:22 PM   #1
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lxde ram usage


To whom it may concern,

How can I find out how much ram and cpu the computer or os is using with lxde desktop environment?
 
Old 05-09-2009, 04:31 PM   #2
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You can try to boot in text mode and check the memory usage using the commands free or top. Then reboot in graphical mode and check memory usage immediately thereafter. This will give you just a rough estimate of the amount of memory requested by the X environment. From the LXDE site:
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After X11 and LXDE are started, the total memory usage is about 45 MB on i386 machines (this value may be higher or lower according to different system configurations).
 
Old 05-09-2009, 04:57 PM   #3
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Is there a gui that lxde uses to allow me to see the usage? Any kind of help would be greatly appreciated. How can I boot into text mode on ubuntu 9.04
 
Old 05-09-2009, 05:00 PM   #4
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Also, does anyone know where I can get .png desktop wallpapers for lxde? A link would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Is there a gui that lxde uses to allow me to see the usage? Any kind of help would be greatly appreciated. How can I boot into text mode on ubuntu 9.04
1) LXTask. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del and it will pop up.

2) Here is a tutorial about disabling the X environment in Ubuntu. Basically you have to disable the GDM service (or KDM if you use KDE instead of GNOME).

Edit: oooooops... sorry... you're using lxde. Maybe there is a similar way to do that: you have only to find out the name of the service that starts the lxde environment.

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Old 05-09-2009, 06:28 PM   #6
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I believe LXDE uses GDM.

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Old 05-09-2009, 07:54 PM   #7
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Does anyone know of a good site that provides lxde desktop wallpapers in .png format? So far I have only found one that works. My screen resolution is 1024x600. Any kind of help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 05-09-2009, 08:32 PM   #8
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There's no such thing as desktop specific wallpapers. You can use any photo that has the desired size. It might also be able to scale it of course, but you might lose quality, and the image can look weird if the proportions are not the same.

The only bad thing is that your has not a standard proportion. You might not find many images on that resolution so you are probably going to need to retouch them a bit using the gimp or any other image editor.

What does this mean?

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So far I have only found one that works.
 
Old 06-02-2009, 09:02 PM   #9
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hi

to use any web available wallpaper or image...which might be a jpeg?

install imagemagick and run the convert command ...I have done a wiki as grub2 can be modded the same way

http://www.sidux.com/index.php?modul...g=Grub2convert
 
Old 06-02-2009, 11:33 PM   #10
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lxtask will show the ram usage.Or you can use top/htop. jpeg or png will work just fine for wallpaper. Any wallpaper site will work.

$ inxi -F
System: Host craigevil Kernel 2.6.29-3.slh.1-sidux-686 i686 (32 bit) Distro sidux 2007-04.5 - Έρως christmas special - kde-full - (200712260138)
CPU: Single core Intel Pentium 4 (HT) cache 1024 KB flags (sse3 nx lm) bmips 5586
Clock Speeds: (1) 2793.004 MHz (2) 2793.004 MHz
Graphics: Card Intel 82915G/GV/910GL Integrated Graphics Controller X.Org 1.6.1.901 Res: 1280x1024@60.0hz
GLX Renderer Mesa DRI Intel 915G GEM 20090418 2009Q1 x86/MMX/SSE2 GLX Version 1.4 Mesa 7.4.1 Direct Rendering Yes
Audio: Card Intel 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) High Definition Audio Controller driver HDA Intel
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Version 1.0.18a
Network: Card Intel 82562ET/EZ/GT/GZ - PRO/100 VE (LOM) Ethernet Controller driver e100 at port dcc0
Disks: HDD Total Size: 160.0GB (16.7% used) 1: /dev/sda 160.0GB
Partition: ID:/ size: 103G used: 25G (26%)
Info: Processes 97 Uptime 4 days Memory 179.2/493.5MB Client Shell inxi 1.0.11

The above ram usage is using LXDE with mplayer running, pcmanfm managing the desktop, parcellite, and iceweasel running for 48 hrs with multiple tabs open.
 
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craigevil

hi Craig

just trying out LXDE myself and
Info: Processes 88 Uptime 42 min Memory 131.8/2026.2MB Client Shell inxi 1.0.15 with iceweasel the user initiated app only
 
  


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