Letters lag behind my keyboard strokes. Intrepid 32bit KDE 4.2

Eberhard Roloff tuxebi at gmx.de
Thu Feb 19 16:38:31 GMT 2009


Brendan wrote:
> On Thursday 19 February 2009, Steven Vollom wrote:
>>> Problem-solving for me would be to stop all the programs using resources
>>> and see if the problem goes away...
>> It does, however it never happened before, so I thought maybe it was a
>> glitch that could be fixed.  I notice that sometimes only 12 to 15mbs
>> remain of the 512mb I now have.
> 
> That's a whoooooolllle other discussion about how memory gets used in Linux. 
> The short of it is: memory gets used as a place to make things launch faster, 
> called "caching", in Linux, so that free memory doesn't just hanging around 
> doing nothing.
> 

while this certainly is true, with only 512 MB of RAM, KDE 4x most 
probably is not a very good choice. I would consider lighter 
alternatives like xfce.

Kind regards
Eberhard




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