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

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High usage of ram in Ubuntu 16.04

I have a problem since I upgraded from 15.10 to 16.04 some days ago: My ram is almost completely full! I have 8 GB of ram on my system, currently 6,9GB are used (with just firefox open). I've ran a ...
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High SHMem memory usage!

I have tried everything I could think of so here I am asking this question here... I have a computer that has 8 GB of RAM. After booting the computer, logging in, not opening any applications and ...
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akonadi services and mysqld use too much memory in kubuntu 16.04

I recently installed kubuntu 16.04 on my Dell studio xps 1640 that has 8GB of Memory installed. Everything is working fine but Something is really bothering me. After a fresh boot up, when i check the ...
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Is there current information on Swap management?

There have been various discussions on this topic in the past with contradicting conclusions. Some people believe that: Swap is unnecessary in modern systems, as usually enough RAM is available ...
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Memory usage by Java processes

I notices that applications use almost all memory on my ubuntu 14.04 server. Can you look into my htop screen and let me know whether this situation is normal? There are many processes for two ...
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Very slow ubuntu Desktop

I have use 2GB With Dual Core Processor Computer, and install ubuntu 12.04, Even though the computer is running very slow, All time Show CPU Uses 100 %, and Memory Uses 100%. So What should i do to ...
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Normal RAM usage of the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Server Version)? [closed]

my question is how much RAM a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server normaly uses? when nothing is installed on it?
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How to find the first device address of request using blktrace?

I have traces of running an "f2fs" on an usb-drive. I would like to use them as inputs to DiskSim. DiskSim requires the first block number that has been traced. Is there a way I can find that by ...
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How to show top ten memory consuming processes with ps?

As stated in the question I want to list the top ten process in my ubuntu which consumes more memory I am using ps aux --sort -rss which sorts based on memory consumption. As the number of processes ...
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Out of Memory Issue

I am running Ubuntu 14.04LTS on a Dell PowerEdge R730 with 32 GB of RAM and an Nvidia K80 GPU.. I have a python script that runs for a long time, but really just makes a bunch of relatively ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 - high ram usage

I am writing because I have no idea what going on with my favourite os, Ubuntu 15.10 with the kde desktop. The problem affect ram usage in normal work (chromium/firefox browser with few cards and ...
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Abnormal usage for memory

These days, my linux VPS is very slow, for that I've installed htop package using apt-get to see what is happening to my server. When I opened htop, I see that my server is using approximatively 700 ...
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Quickly execute commands without running out of memory [closed]

I am writing a .Net application that runs on Mono. It executes and gets the output of several terminal commands every second or so, continuously. However, after several seconds, it will crash ...
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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 ...