On 16/05/2010 20:05, Arthur H. Johnson II wrote:
> On Sun, 16 May 2010, Christopher Rob JONES wrote:
>>> I've configured 1GB swap... and the machine... swaps like hell... I wish
>>> I could add more RAM, but I've maxed it out, I think. Anyways, it was
>>> mostly a proof-of-concept test.
>> try xfce via xubuntu instead of a full gnome session (ubuntu). Requires
>> less resources.
>> > sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop
> I agree. I have a machine with less RAM than that, and it runs great with
So... Installed xubuntu desktop.
Logged into Xfce... Noticed one difference with default GNOME... Xfce
has one panel on the desktop (bottom bar)... GNOME uses 2 by default. So
I removed one from GNOME and put everything (like Xfce does) into a
single pannel. Then I removed all the 4 virtual screens and the virtual
screen selector... both in GNOME and Xfce.
Then I did a test :
Boot. Wait till hard disk stops activity.
Select session (GNOME or Xfce) and log in.
Wait till hard disk stops activity.
Open a shell and launch "top".
Look at Mem used and Swap used.
Both are now at 0 Swap (this is good).
Mem used in GNOME : 292560
Mem used in Xfce : 271196
Who says GNOME is a hog? Just 20MB more. And one of the boots actually
had GNOME using 266390 MB of RAM.
Now I need to tune what services I really need.
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