Memory leak and problems booting

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Memory leak and problems booting

Postby Mir on Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:14 pm

I forgot what the process was I had to kill. After about an hour, it was consuming 6.8 GB of RAM and 2 GB of swap. I think it was mate-settings-daemon something. Just checked, it's back up with 600 MB of RAM and upwards of 80% of CPU.

https://i.imgur.com/s2JM4Dp.png

LMDE 64-bit Mate edition

Not sure how to find my hardware settings. System profiler is not present in Software Manager.

https://i.imgur.com/rUlLko1.png
^What happens when I kill it.

I was trying to back up the files in my home directory (literally just copy and paste them) to a 1 TB HD, using a USB 3.0 connection. The external HD is 3.0 compatible.

EDIT

This is what it normally looks like:
https://i.imgur.com/iwlgCXF.png

/EDIT

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My other issue is that my laptop doesn't boot about half the time. Sometimes it will boot to grub, then the screen goes black and it never finishes loading Mint. I turned off Secure Boot and enabled Legacy Boot in the Bios before I installed Mint, and I can post my partition settings if you need it. This is really annoying, but not as much of an issue as the apparent memory leak.
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Re: Memory leak and problems booting

Postby Monsta on Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:04 pm

Mir wrote:I forgot what the process was I had to kill. After about an hour, it was consuming 6.8 GB of RAM and 2 GB of swap. I think it was mate-settings-daemon something.

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Re: Memory leak and problems booting

Postby py-thon on Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:19 pm

Mir wrote:Not sure how to find my hardware settings. System profiler is not present in Software Manager.

System Profiler is present in Software Manager and Synaptic as package hardinfo.
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Re: Memory leak and problems booting

Postby Mir on Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:17 pm

https://imgur.com/a/LyJ5F

A search for "hardinfo" in both the Software Manager and Synaptic yields no results, even searching in package descriptions.

@Monsta: Should I remove systemmd?

And I still have problems booting about half the time. Grub loads, I select Mint (my only OS installed on this laptop), and the screen goes blank. Half the time Mint loads, the other half the screen stays blank. I really don't think that doing a hard shutdown is very good for my hard drive when this happens.
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