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Old 09-11-2003, 05:16 PM   #1
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Making KDE 3.1 in RedHat 9 run faster


I need help making KDE use less RAM... it uses 288MB when nothing else is open

Major memory hogs:
kdeinit: kicker
kdeinit: kdesktop
kdeinit: knotify
kdeinit: kwrited
kdeinit: kaccess
kalarmd
kdeinit: kded
kdeinit: ksmserver
kdeinit: klauncher
kdeinit: dcopserver --nosic

How can I make it run faster? All of those use over 10MB of RAM... I just closed the volume control kmix which used about 11MBs. 288MB is waaaay too much, my win2k only uses about 76MB
 
Old 09-11-2003, 05:19 PM   #2
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Question: Is your system slow or swapping on the harddrive partition a lot? Is there any performance hit from your ram actually being used? Are you sure those arent just cached values, which'll be released to other processes on demand?

You can turn off a few of those in the Kde Control Centre, unless you want/need them on.
 
Old 09-11-2003, 06:34 PM   #3
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My system is a 750Mhz K7 Athlon w/ 320MB PC-100 RAM. How do I tell if it is actual use or just cached values?
 
Old 09-11-2003, 06:36 PM   #4
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What do the alarm and kwrite daemon do? I can easily turn those off--I just don't know if I need them or not.
 
Old 09-11-2003, 07:03 PM   #5
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Do you use GKrellm?
Man top as well as ps.
See Kde Control Centre -> Components -> Service Manager.
 
Old 09-11-2003, 08:07 PM   #6
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I have it, but I havn't been using it on a regular basis. I wish it would show ram as a chart instead of that annoying little white thing.
 
  


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