more than 128 M needed for liveCD

Eero Tamminen oak at
Wed Nov 8 21:46:45 UTC 2006


On Tuesday 07 November 2006 20:48, Jani Monoses wrote:
> > On Tuesday 07 November 2006 20:01, Jani Monoses wrote:
> > > Answering to the selling point question: I said it's 'one of the
> > > selling points' definitely not the main one.
> >
> > Another side of this is the thin-client usage.
> > Not just low CPU and RAM usage, but lower X traffic.
> Do you think xfce causes less traffic than gnome?

I really don't know but at least a few people have mailed on this list
if they've noticed some problems with this. :-)

I think the main thing is to use less memory than Gnome, but making
sure that it at least doesn't do more X traffic than Gnome would also
be nice. And making it easy to reduce things adding X traffic (like desktop
background).  "xtrace" can be used for tracing what kind of X traffic apps

> > This said we still have no idea what causes the memory use regression
> > (if
> >
> > > any) and what the new requierements are. I'll try to get around
> > > testing today on a real machine.
> >
> > Could you post some data of this to the list for discussion?
> The data will probably be the smallest amount of mem I succeeded booting
> with. It'd be helpful if people who
> actually encountered the bug provide this data though...
> You're also free to grab the iso and test yourself, that way you have all
> the data you may need ;)

Well, I'm using SUSE on my desktop machine, but I've been considering
updating my 300Mhz laptop with 96MB RAM from SUSE to latest Xubuntu.

Cairo made Gtk a bit slow, so I've been postponing the update until that
is optimized.  In the meanwhile, I would be interested about data on
Xubuntu/Xfce memory usage (what processes it has, how much they use
memory etc). Would it be even a potential candinate, or should I stick to
Ice-WM on that machine... :-)

	- Eero

Btw. I'm moving away from SUSE (Pro) because in each release they've been
removing some program that I use regularly and Ubuntu repos seem to be
having at least some of them.

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