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High RAM (1 GB) usage by Cinnamon

Postby yajan » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:13 pm

How do I reduce RAM that 'Cinnamon' uses.

My Computer has become slow. Help. :cry: :cry:
I'm running Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon Desktop.

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Re: High RAM (1 GB) usage by Cinnamon

Postby kc1di » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:27 am

Hi yajan and Welcome to the Linux Mint Forums,

1 GB ram is about normal for Cinnamon - you can go to the control center and then to start up application and see if there are any programs started at boot that you don't really need and disable them.

If you are low on ram I would suggest that you install mate or xfce instead of cinnamon.
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Re: High RAM (1 GB) usage by Cinnamon

Postby Pjotr » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:52 am

Please generate an overview of your system like this:
- Launch a terminal window (this is how to launch a terminal window);
- make the terminal window full screen, to avoid chopped lines;
- Copy/paste this command into the terminal:

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inxi -Fxz

(if you type: the letter F is a capital letter)

Press Enter.

Copy/paste the output in your next message.
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Re: High RAM (1 GB) usage by Cinnamon

Postby Flemur » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:38 pm

kc1di wrote:If you are low on ram I would suggest that you install mate or xfce instead of cinnamon.
good luck.

Or fluxbox...just to brag on it, gnome-system-monitor says the fluxbox desktop is using 2.4 Meg - less than a terminal.
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Re: High RAM (1 GB) usage by Cinnamon

Postby greerd » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:46 pm

If you notice that cinnamon's memory usage is higher than normal an Alt-F2 r will reset cinnamon without losing any opened apps or data.
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Re: High RAM (1 GB) usage by Cinnamon

Postby yajan » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:59 pm

Pjotr wrote:Please generate an overview of your system like this:
- Launch a terminal window (this is how to launch a terminal window);
- make the terminal window full screen, to avoid chopped lines;
- Copy/paste this command into the terminal:

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inxi -Fxz

(if you type: the letter F is a capital letter)

Press Enter.

Copy/paste the output in your next message.

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yajan@yajan-OEM ~ $ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: yajan-OEM Kernel: 4.8.0-53-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.4.6 (Gtk 3.18.9) Distro: Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya
Machine:   Mobo: N/A model: Eaglelake
           Bios: Phoenix v: 6.00 PG date: 02/16/2011
CPU:       Dual core Intel Pentium Dual E2180 (-MCP-) cache: 1024 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 ssse3) bmips: 7980
           clock speeds: max: 2000 MHz 1: 1600 MHz 2: 1600 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel 4 Series Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@59.79hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel G45/G43
           GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 17.0.7 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.8.0-53-generic
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: ee00 bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1160.2GB (81.1% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD1600AAJB size: 160.0GB
           ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: Portable_HDD size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 46G used: 24G (55%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda7
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 1.02GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda6
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 54.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 190 Uptime: 29 min Memory: 1520.5/3915.6MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35
yajan@yajan-OEM ~ $


Sorry for late reply.
I'm running Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon Desktop.

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Re: High RAM (1 GB) usage by Cinnamon

Postby MintBean » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:21 pm

My RAM usage here with a single web page open on Cinnamon is 2Gb. This is normal and would cause no problem whatsoever on your 4Gb system.

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Re: High RAM (1 GB) usage by Cinnamon

Postby Spearmint2 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:23 pm

Open System Monitor. Under Processes, clk on the Memory header. If it's not there, enter preferences and put it there. You can then see how much memory is used by each process.
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Re: High RAM (1 GB) usage by Cinnamon

Postby yajan » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:35 pm

greerd wrote:If you notice that cinnamon's memory usage is higher than normal an Alt-F2 r will reset cinnamon without losing any opened apps or data.


After reset of Cinnamon, it reduced to around 300MB. Thanks
I'm running Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon Desktop.

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Re: High RAM (1 GB) usage by Cinnamon

Postby yajan » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:37 pm

MintBean wrote:My RAM usage here with a single web page open on Cinnamon is 2Gb. This is normal and would cause no problem whatsoever on your 4Gb system.


Well,PC hangs a lot. and i don't even have firefox open.

Surprisingly software works fine while running.

But, computer freezes while i try to open a software. Fro eg, When i Click 'Files' it takes 6-7 seconds to open that software, but after it has opened, there is no problem until computer is rebooted. Reboot computer and voila it freezes again for 6-7 seonds. :P :P
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Re: High RAM (1 GB) usage by Cinnamon

Postby MintBean » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:03 am

Yes but it's not necessarily a RAM issue. Slow to open applications would have me looking towards the disc drive as a possible limiting factor.


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