Huge instability and insanely large memory footprint in 9.04

Conrad Knauer atheoi at
Fri Sep 25 03:30:33 UTC 2009

On Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 12:43 PM, Onkar Shinde <onkarshinde at> wrote:

>> You don't have enough RAM. 1 GB is pretty low by today's standards. You may
>> be happier with xubuntu on a lower spec machine, but as you've got a fast
>> CPU then you should get more RAM as it is a clear bottleneck.
> 1 GB may be less by today's standards but not everyone is using a
> machine bought today. Most are running a machine bought before 6
> months or an year or even before that.

And actually most netbooks come with 1 GB standard right now.  I've
refurbished old machines and "only" 512 MB RAM will run Ubuntu quite

> And 1 GB is no way insufficient for the applications that user is
> running. There is something else wrong on his machine.

I'm going to guess, without seeing his machine, that it's something
with Firefox... it could be a malfunctioning extension, it could be
some script on an otherwise normal page... I would try backing up my
~/.mozilla folder and seeing if running FF fresh solves the problem.


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