[ubuntu-in] Ubuntu Desktop Environments

Onkar Shinde onkarshinde at gmail.com
Wed May 5 16:31:13 BST 2010

On Wed, May 5, 2010 at 7:00 PM, NARENDRA DIWATE
<narendra.diwate at gmail.com> wrote:
>>Hi All
>> I have recently installed LXDE alongside Gnome in Ubuntu 10.04. After
>> starting the system I just looked at the System monitor to see the RAM
>> usage
>> in each case.
>> GNOME uses about 270 MB of RAM, LXDE uses 185 and OpenBox uses 165 MB.
>> However with GNOME/Openbox the processors were showing 90-95% use
>>Which graphics card are you using? There is a known issue with old ATI
>>cards with low video RAM.
> Onkar: Nvidia GeForce 6600 on Gigabyte MB. These figures are WITHOUT ANY
> programs running - either user started or added to startup and RAM usage
> seen thru System Monitor.
> Just curious - Are these RAM usage figures normal or abnormal. If so which
> way and any guesses why?

The RAM usage seems to be abnormal to me for a fresh install. Also
90-95% CPU usage is abnormal.
For nvidia cards Ubuntu is using new open source driver 'nouveau' by
default. Considering that it is very new code there might be memory

You may want to report a bug.


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