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Old 03-29-2005, 02:33 PM   #1
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Xfce 4.2 CPU monitor applet

Quick question:

Does anyone know if the CPU monitor applet for Xfce 4.2 (the one that comes shipped with the taskbar) displays all of the memory types at once (regular, swap, and cache)? Xfce is supposed to be fast and light, but it seems to be using much more memory than KDE 3.3 on average. My opinion would change if the applet was actually showing my usage of all three memory types instead.

Old 03-29-2005, 05:24 PM   #2
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i guess you could always install gkrellm and run both at the same time
Old 03-30-2005, 09:09 AM   #3
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I checked out gkrellm and it gives me some interesting benchmark info. Xfce 4.2 runs about 20 megs less on memory than KDE straight from startup (and my KDE is pretty stripped down on eye candy to save memory), and improves thereafter on its management with one exception: after xscreensaver runs and locks down the computer (overnight, including standby), the memory is maxed out in the morning. After running for a couple of minutes, the memory doesn't level out. What in the world? Any clues on why this would happen?


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