Xorg Mem issues....

Charles Malespin charles.malespin at gmail.com
Fri Nov 4 13:21:15 UTC 2005

On Fri, 2005-11-04 at 14:36 +0800, Ryan Escarez wrote:
> On 11/4/05, Charles Malespin <charles.malespin at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >   I have been running breezy now since released and I have been
> > noticing slower performance on my desktop than with hoary.  Mainly after
> > I leave my computer on for a few days, Xorg starts eating alot of
> > memory. I understand the caching and that its good for breezy to use
> > memory, but it seems that for normal use things are really slow.  Xorg
> > eats like 35-40% memory.  Switching between workstations is MUCH slower
> > than with hoary, and this is even after I reboot and there is nothing
> > really running except Evolution and firefox.  Any ideas why, or tweaks I
> > could make?
> > I have:
> > P4 3 Ghz,  1 Gb ram, 2 Gb swap, ATI X300 video card  (anything else I
> > can provide to help?)
> how about using lightweight window manager?

I would rather keep using gnome if possible.  Plus, with my hardware,
there really shouldnt be any reason for me to have to switch to a
lighter window manager right?  I mean I should be able to run what I
like(am I being too cocky about my hardware here?).  Is there something
that I can test to see if there is a major slowdown?  I forgot to
mention that I am using azureus, and yes I know that java eats alot of
memory too. so that would put me at ~40% xorg, then ~13-15% java mem
usage.  But that shouldnt slow me down this much.  Plus once I close all
those things its still sluggish.  Any ideas?....

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