I was wondering why my memory useage was so high, what is this thing that take a whopping 1.2GB of memory.
Please and thank you.
I experienced the same on my 12.04 installation. After a little research it appeared that it was just a GUI component (representing the icon in the status bar), and killing it will not affect the network connections.
SO I killed it and launched a new one from my terminal. Resource manager showed an immediate drop of 1.5 GB of RAM consumption.
There was an issue with the version of network-manager-gnome included in an elementary-art ppa -- I'd rule out that you don't have that one, first.
I deleted mine manually from
For myself, at that point I actually removed the entire package and reinstalled it while I was connected to wireless (without dropping connectivity that I could tell).
This command will show you what versions you have available:
You can also see the installation preference with
From the bug report :
nm-applet is the NetworkManager Applet:
It is not supposed to be using this much memory. There is currently an open bug report for this problem.