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Old 07-23-2003, 07:07 PM   #1
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Red Hat 9.0 and RAM


I just switch to the Linux world with Red Hat 9.0. Love the new system so I will get to the point...

I have 128 MB of RAM on my Dell Latitude 4000. System monitor says that I am using 120MB at idle. Does RH use this much RAM just for idle, or am I doing something wrong?

Old 07-23-2003, 07:27 PM   #2
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Hi there

To help you a bit.

the only way you can tell how much memory the software running on your computer is using is to do a ps -ef [and count the amount of memory for each process]

Now if you have red hat 9. I assume you got it . put everything on. (all bells and whistles.)

If you did that 120mb would not surprise me. {mind you winxp uses 250mb}

But as a further note. Unix will always use all your memory.
If you want to know the answer to this question, I think you need to read books / url's on how unix uses memory. As I am not prepared to write a book on this site.

Old 07-23-2003, 07:30 PM   #3
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Thanks, I understand the memory issues. I think it is time I go to the computer store.
Old 07-23-2003, 11:24 PM   #4
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use chkconfig command...

and turn off some of the process' your not using....I have 512MB RAM and RH is using 500(approx)....but I do believe it helped to get RH snapping when I closed several process'


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