Questions related to memory usage related to RAM, swap; issues expansion, in Ubuntu.

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Workaround for program with memory leak

The caffeine indicator (which keeps my screen from turning off when I'm watching something), over time uses increasing amounts of memory, such that at the moment (having run for a week or so) it's ...
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Ubuntu Memory Low

When I SSH in, my memory usage is at57%. It looks like I have very little RAM available but I don't think that was the case before... ubuntu:/etc/projects/myapp$ free -h total ...
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Allocate less memory to processes to load a 6.8 GB dataset into R running on 8 GB machine

My idle system (64bit Ubuntu GNOME 15.10) uses around 2.5 GB RAM after restart, i.e. there's no running program launched by me. None of the applications I installed starts on startup. Which system ...
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Atom is too slow on Xubuntu

When I open Atom on Xubuntu all the application start lagging unlike Sublime text editor. Before I open Atom: After I open Atom:
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Erase swap memory storage when app load decreased

I have enough RAM for most purposes, but sometimes I inevitably get carried away with the number of apps and tabs I have open, pushing short-term memory storage into swap. I'll then do an inventory ...
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monitor memory usage of a single process in Ubuntu

Do you know How to monitor memory usage of a single process? I want to get Memory usage over a given time frame including maximum usage and average usage. Don't tell me use top -p PID, since I ...
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No keyboard input on login screen

On the screen where I would normally enter my password to unlock my computer I cannot type anything. I've tried switching USB ports for my keyboard and even check to see if the keyboard does work in ...
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How to print out memory usage by applications?

There are couple of commands to show memory status such as free, top, htop, etc. I want to know how much memory has occupied by my application. Actually, sometimes my Ubuntu is very slow even after ...
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Computer slows down

I am running latest Ubuntu having upgraded (twice now I think). When I boot up, my computer is using 600Mb of memory. I then use 3 instances of Chrome with multiple tabs, Atom and VS Code and run gulp ...
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Memory usage between Ubuntu releases

What is the difference in memory usage between LTS Ubuntu releases. I rent a Dreamhost VPS with 300Mb that provides Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS and I am afraid that if I upgrade I will lose ability to run ...
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Can Ubuntu get slow due to chrome using too much of the ram?

I work a lot with the browser (Google Chrome) and I open many tabs. Sometimes my system slows down and I think it should not happen to a brand new mid range good quality laptop. I am just wondering if ...
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How do I make Firefox in Lubuntu use less virtual memory?

I have Lubuntu 14.04 installed on an old XP desktop, which has an Intel Celeron 2.00GHz and a SiS 651 graphics chipset. I have upgraded it with as much memory as it will take (2GB DDR), and a 120GB ...
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limit eclipse from taking over the RAM

I'm using Eclipse in Ubuntu 14.04 for scientific stuff and my code consumes a lot of RAM. When I run my code in Eclipse, I see in System Monitor that the RAM usage goes up to almost 100% and at the ...
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Is there any way to remove space to the `/home` partition and assign to `/` partition?

I am new in ubuntu. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on dual-boot system with Windows 8.1. I need ubuntu to work with databases that handle large volumes of data. When configuring the system I assign to the ...
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Memory overflow issue with cpp program

I am facing quite a strange issue nowadays, I am not sure why I never noticed it previously. When I am running a cpp code and if there is some infinite loop or some erroneous thing which is causing a ...
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How to check what is VIRT memory usage composed of? Huge value (253G) in VIRT htop column

After upgrading to 15.10 and KDE 5.4.2 some KDE-related processes sometimes have a huge VIRT value in htop, for example: top shows almost the same, 0,247t. Is there any way to see what it's composed ...
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How to keep Firefox usable without ever closing tabs manually?

When using Firefox on her computer, my wife opens a new tab when starting a new search, and opens links in a new tab when she may want to use the linking page later. However she never closes tabs, ...
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Why is that much memory used while I only have a terminal window open?

I just installed Kubuntu 15.04, installed VLC, Chrome and configured some settings then ran sudo apt-get upgrade to upgrade the system and noticed that 2.6 GB of ram is being used! (and 3.4 GB while ...
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Set limits on processes ubuntu

I am using my ubuntu to do some programming assignments at college and it keeps hanging. For example, If I have an infinite loop in my C code by mistake, ubuntu freezes. If my C program allocates ...
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Firefox is using too much memory and is freezing my machine

I have some 40 machines in our company. They are running Ubuntu 14.04 with 4Gigs of RAM. Very recently I noticed that almost on all machines Firefox browser is using around 1.2 to 1.5 GB of RAM and ...
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Can we find out the software components which are currently resident in the memory.

Can we find out the software components which are currently resident in the memory. If yes, how? Any command to find the software components?
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14.04 - What's with systemd-udevd? Heavy CPU and RAM usage when system idle w/o any application running

I have left my laptop on overnight for charging two video recording devices via USB. Next day I woke up, I found that there was heavy CPU, ram, and swap usage (screencap for reference). In System ...
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Can swap be used instead of RAM?

I have an older netbook that I love. It's currently using a relatively recent version of Lubuntu. The hangup is its relatively low amount of onboard RAM: 1GB. This amount also cannot be updated as it ...
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“Inactive memory” management on Linux

One of the problems that i face to many times a week on Linux is the inactive memory management. Whenever i copy a a huge file or open a program like Matlab on my Ubuntu i notice that there is a huge ...
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Why does indicator-sound-service use so much memory?

What can it possibly be doing to require that much memory? Thanks. -Erik charm /etc/xdg/xfce4 282# cat /etc/lsb-release DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=15.04 DISTRIB_CODENAME=vivid STAT ...
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Running Heroes of the Storm on Wine

I installed heroes of the storm and changed it to the 32-bit client (like it says to do on wineHQ), but everytime I run it, the screen becomes completely red, and if I do anything it crashes and says ...
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Which system monitors are able to show me a non-rounded memory usage?

Backstory: I am trying to detect memory leaks in a program by viewing the memory used from the system monitor, and seeing if it rises while doing a certain activity. System Monitor unfortunately ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 is consuming 7.8 gigs of 8 gigs ram?

Actually had to create a new account due to openid 2.0 obsolete....I havent been on Askubuntu in quite awhile but tonight I was doing some work on a website when noticing my computer for once was ...
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Cgroup (cgrules) does not work on reboot

I am currently using cgrules to limit the memory usage for specific users. Currently, I have set-up a cgconfig.conf file and cgrules.conf file. I then manually call the following commands: sudo ...
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Boot volume space [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04, and need to create more memory space by deleting older kernels. I have tried several suggestions on the subject, but none have produced any results - boot volume still stays ...
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Can't load admin settings

Hi I have recently done ddr recovery on my account on ubuntu via terminal however with the recup files have totally used up all the memory on my laptop and I couldn't find a way to delete them and at ...
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ZRAM vs. regular swap partition

I don't fully understand the functionality and the potential advantages of zram. For example: once zram is activated, what percentage of memory will be dedicated to paging? Another issue: obviously ...
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How to allow a process to use more memory

I am trying to run a game on Steam at a decent speed. I exceed the system requirements for this game, and the game is already set to minimum graphics, but it is still running slow. I have been using ...
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What is this and how can this happen? Is this a security issue or can it be a virus?

From the last 3-4 days, my laptop has started becoming much laggy when I'm working on Android Studio or if it is just running in the background. So, today again I was working in Android Studio. My ...
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Several gigabytes free RAM, so why is my swap file used? [duplicate]

This is a typical situation on my computer: I'm running a few different apps and a LOT of Chrome browser tabs. There are still three gigabytes free RAM on my system: I had expected my swap file to ...
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Is it safe to delete .thunderbird after removing Thunderbird?

I'm running 14.04 Server with a ~16 GB SSD and ran out of room. I was able to clean up and get some free space but Thunderbird was using 1.7 GB in my home directory in .thunderbird. I've uninstalled ...
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Getting ' Critical Low Memory ' error in ubuntu 12.04.

Though my system has enough RAM and ROM memory. It is showing me this error. Previously it was showing " Low memory " only. But now it is showing " Critical Low Memory ". Can anyone help me in ...
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Increasing memory for ubuntu 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

I have installed ubuntu besides Windows XP and it is using only 5.9 GB of total drive space. I would like to know how to increase the size?![enter image description here][1]
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Freeing page cache using echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches doesn't work?

free -m total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 24055 22439 1615 8969 16 9096 -/+ buffers/cache: 13326 10728 ...
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Ensuring fail-safety of an Apache server

I have a few Wordpress websites running on Apache 2.4.7 / Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. It is a virtual machine running on Microsoft Azure. The websites are using a MySQL server also running on the same ...
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Is ubuntu able to kill a process because of low memory and how to know it

Everything is in the title. I'm running a play framework and a redis process on my ubuntu 2GB RAM VPS but last night the 2 processes suddenly crashed without any log (which is weird because they ...
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Memory leaks with zeitgeist-fts. It takes 1.2 GiB of memory [duplicate]

I have a memory leak with zeitgeist-fts which takes up 1.2 GiB of memory. A screen capture can be found here: When I kill process, memory is released and everything is working fine. Then again, ...
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“-/+ buffers/cache memory” is zero

i have an OpenVZ VPS with ubuntu server 14.04.2 and i can access to a SolusVM control panel. Recently, "memory usage" is always 0 KB, and only "vswap usage" shows real swap usage. if i run free -k i ...
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how to see CPU and memory usage for a program after run it

I wrote a shell script and run it with terminal.script call another programs to run and have some child process. how can i see TOTAL memory and CPU used for that script after run it ? more generaly ...
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Why my memory is shooting to nearly 100 percent which makes my laptop unable to work?

I am a newbie. I am currently using xubuntu 14.04 on my old dell laptop (~8-9 years old). When ever i watch any video on YouTube or similar site the video is not coming properly. I am not able to do ...
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Ubuntu VM shows different RAM then what vCenter is showing

I created a 64-bit VM with 4 GB of RAM and installed Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit The command, free –g, shows a total of 3GB The details screen on the desktop shows 3.9 GB vCenter Server Performance Monitor ...
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How can an application be allocated to multiple core CPU's?

In Ubuntu 14.10 64-bit, running femm42 finite element analysis software via wine. The solver reports "out of memory" when it attempts to create/load the "mesh", which is done through embedded Triangle ...
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How to free up my laptop's RAM?

I have an old DELL laptop with 2GB of RAM and Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit) as its OS. Many times I am out of RAM and thus every thing goes very slow! I think there is many background programs (services or ...
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How to prevent running programs from consuming all RAM and CPU?

I have an annoying problem with Ubuntu's resource management. Frequently it happens that some programs such as Google Chrome browser consume 100% CPU and most of my laptops memory. I want to have a ...
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What in install.sh in Kubuntu 14.04?

My laptop fan is sometimes loud when running Kubuntu 14.04, I guess it is because of one process taking 12-13% of CPU memory. I am new with KDE/Kubuntu. What is that? Should it be running like ...