My thoughts confirmed.... about 13.10

Colin Law clanlaw at
Fri Apr 11 16:26:54 UTC 2014

On 11 April 2014 16:46, c. marlow <chris at> wrote:
> On Fri, 2014-04-11 at 10:11 -0400, Rashkae wrote:
>> On 14-04-11 09:32 AM, Colin Law wrote:
>> >
>> > I have lost track of what problem you are trying to solve.  Is it that
>> > you think FF is consuming more memory than it should or that the
>> > system is consuming memory when no applications are running (which was
>> > your original complaint I thought).
>> >
>> > Colin
>> >
>> That was the original complaint, but then he sends us a screenshot of
>> top output with FF and Flash (supposedly, plugin-container) consuming
>> the lion's share of the memory.  We can only work on the information
>> provided.
> That Unity all of a sudden jumps to 1 gig of memory when nothing is
> running.. I am waiting for it to happen again so I can use the TOP
> command to get the info your requesting.

As well as providing the memory usage from top have a look in System
Monitor > Processes and you can click on Memory to get it to sort so
you can see which processes are using the most.  I know top can be
told to sort the columns but I always have to look up  how to do it.


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