kei84 wrote:Hi, i currently using LMDE XFCE 64 but i noticed that the ram usage at boot is 190 MB while in LMDE GNOME 64 it was only 140~150 MB.
Does anyone know why it happens and how can I solve this issue? And I also read somewhrere in the forum that the LMDE XFCE 32 use about 110 MB at boot. I find it strange that the 64 bit uses more ram that the 32 bit.
The main disadvantage of 64-bit architectures is that relative to 32-bit architectures, the same data occupies more space in memory (due to swollen pointers and possibly other types and alignment padding).
aljoriz wrote:I can only give a guess. LMDE xfce is not totally a pure xfce, (i.e. it uses brasero instead of xfburn, gedit instead of mousepad). I am sorry if I can not give assistance in solving the problem as I really don't know anything about developing stuff for Linux sorry
lmintnewb wrote:Couple things you can do. Assuming your xfce layout is more or less the same as mine.
click the menu button ... Go to settings ... select session and startup. Uncheck the boxes beside all the programs you don't wan't/need starting at bootup. If you wan't could look up an app called bum in the software manager and get rid of some more unnecessary services that automatically startup. Lower screen resolution or color, set visual effects to none, sounds off. Adjust your swappiness value, I put up a post about it after coming across it. Swappiness is evidently some good juju.
lmintnewb wrote:2GB's of RAM ... ya got plenty. Is kind of a weird thing though. Could I take the chance to ask why everyone wants to get rid of pulseaudio ? Keep seeing it mentioned. Being a newb ... wondering if I should figure out how to get rid of it too. Is it a resource hog or problem child or what ?
Sounds like you've got things mucho slimmed down already. I don't understand why a release using gnome would beat out one with xfce either. People mention 64bit using more RAM etc. Which I know you're comparing 64 bit to 64 bit there. So am at a loss as to why it would be. Sheesh maybe try the 64 bit lmde and install xfce as desktop ... See whatcha get in terms of bottomline RAM ?
But with 2gb's anyway. Doing all of that would just be dumping time and experimenting I guess. Did you check it's startup RAM use before you started uninstalling stuff, like pulseaudio ?
(edit) Seems like one time I started uninstalling stuff to try to slim things down and it actually added to the startup RAM I was using. Are you sure you purged pulseaudio correctly ? Did a bit of digging around cause now I'm interested in the PA topic. Found this by mads.
Which it's for uninstalling PA in Mint 10 main. But has a link to how to in lmde too. Seems like it's an involved process apparently. Just saying if you didn't get rid of PA and all it's dependencies or whatever. Might actually add to overhead in your RAM. Would think stuff could still be starting up or blahblahblah.
I'm going to leave it alone. Since everything is working ok and it'd be fixing summin that isn't broken. Unless I could get some noticeable benefit out of getting rid of PA. That time when I somehow added to RAM usage by trying to uninstall stuff. Ended up having to do yet another fresh install to get it back down to where it was ... no thanks.
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