Letters lag behind my keyboard strokes. Intrepid 32bit KDE 4.2
tuxebi at gmx.de
Thu Feb 19 16:38:31 GMT 2009
> 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.
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