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

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Does 64bit ubuntu takes more memory than 32bit or is “quantal” more demanding than “precise”?

I've just clean-installed 12.10 64bit and i noticed an increase in memory usage. I used 12.04 32bit and was running about ~400mb on startup(gnome3 no effects) + firefox, now the machine uses about ...
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Warning when available RAM approaches zero

This is a follow-up to Memory limiting solutions for greedy applications that can crash OS?: ulimit and cgroups are not user friendly, and besides, wouldn't work with applications that spawn separate ...
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Fresh ubuntu installation - memory usage went from 3% to 41% - should I be concerned and how to remedy?

My memory usage was a 4% after a fresh ubuntu 12.10 installation after i install php packages etc using this gist, https://gist.github.com/4372049 my memory usage now reached 41%. should i be ...
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Memory allocation issue

I regularly code in C/C++. Today while compiling a program. it returned "KILLED". I believe it is because of memory management issues. I use dynamic allocation very rarely so its highly unlikely that ...
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How to prevent so many instances of apt-check running?

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 server that just crashed because of a very obvious cause: 30+ of apt-check processes consuming all memory, the OOM killer kicking in, killing vital services. I'm not sure where ...
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Dbuses and Apaches are using up memory

I recently noticed, in System Monitor, that multiple Apache2 processes are showing up (with the same "Command Line"). There are currently 6 of them, each with 7MB memory. I also noticed a whole bunch ...
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Average memory usage after complete ubuntu 12.04 start up

When it starts up completely, I cas see that about 400-500MB of my 2GB Ram is being used. Right now that I have only started Firefox (and System monitor), I can see that about 1GB of ram is full with ...
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Move WUBI installation of Ubuntu to a different partition in Windows

I don't have a lot of space on my D: drive and Ubuntu is taking 15 gigs of it so I wonder, is there a way of moving Ubuntu from D: to C: while keeping the files that exists on Ubuntu? Thanks
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Reduce memory usage

I have just installed the standard default desktop configuration of Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal). My PC only has 1GB of RAM and is struggling a little. What steps can I take to reduce the memory ...
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How to read correctly “free -m” output?

The output of free -m: total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 595 482 112 0 63 324 -/+ ...
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How to see how much memory/cpu Unity is using

I am trying to see how much memory and CPU the whole Unity desktop is using. For this I tried looking at the Unity process but since it is divided in many parts it became difficult. I want to see how ...
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Compiz's memory utilization increasing

I have been running Ubuntu 12.04, 64 bit, on my AMD desktop for quite some time. Last few days, I have been seeing the memory utilization of compiz to be increasing. I normally do not shut down the ...
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How do I throttle a command in a terminal window?

I needed to run convert with a lot of images at the same time. The command took quite a while but this doesn't bother me. The issue is that this command rendered my computer unusable while the ...
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How to know each TAB memory usage ?

Hi, is it possible to know that, if Firefox or any browser is opened, whats the amount of memory taken up by each TAB of web-browser ? I am just curious to know.
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Software to track application profile

I am developing a software for number theory investigation, and I am suspicious that is leaking memory. It would be very nice to log the CPU, and RAM usage of this program through some application. ...
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Is Chromium GTK+ theme lighter than the others?

Or is it heavier? What other aspects could one consider here beside aesthetics?
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Why is my /dev/loop0 showing full?

I have sufficent memory , but somehow I get my /dev/loop0 showing usage of 9 GB here's my df-h. Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/loop0 12G 10G 1.4G 88% / udev ...
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Where is my ram?

I have 2GB installed on my machine running Ubuntu 12.04. After some time of use, I see much of my RAM used. The RAM does not free enough even though I closed all my programs. I included 2 ...
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How to move packages from the live image to a pool on the disc?

Currently I'm using UCK and trying to make Edubuntu 12.04.1 DVD launch installer on 256Mb RAM: How to install Edubuntu on a system with low memory (256 Mb)? I was reading release notes for 12.10 and ...
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Ubuntu not displaying full 4GB memory on 64bit installation! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does Ubuntu only show 3GB of RAM? My Ubuntu install is no using 100% of the memory installed. lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu ...
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Used memory in Linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I monitor the memory usage? I see in System Monitor, used memory only 332MB, so free memory is ~3.4GB, but when I use command line: free -m, used memory is 1GB, ...
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Normal RAM usage for Ubuntu 12.04 + Unity?

My system is Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit + Unity and it uses ~480Mb with no other processes-apps open, just the core system. Is this the expected amount? It seems a bit steep to me but perhaps this is normal ...
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Is it worth upgrading RAM? [closed]

I'm thinking about upgrading my RAM from 1GB to 2 or 4 GB. I would like to have some idea as to whether buying more RAM would be worth the expense. How can I know whether I will see better ...
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What is process “/usr/bin/X :0 -auth /var/run/lightdm/root/:0 -nolisten tcp vt7 -novtswitch -background none”?

I am experiencing some serious performance issues with my Ubuntu 12.04 setup and thus looking for the culprit by running htop alongside my usual tasks. Aside from the usual suspects like chromium, ...
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What can I do to make Unity more memory-efficient?

I realy love Unity, but the most of the time I have to use gnome-shell because I only have 1.5 GB of RAM and when I work I have to use all these apps: fogger, firefox, compiz efects, empathy, gwibber ...
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Why does my application crash without updating the log file (used '> my.log')

I am running mCruiseOn Server, which is a java based server side application (sockets, multiple threads, memcached, mysql) on a Micro EC2. It has been crashing often. I suspect memory usage may have ...
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Why does apache keep running out of memory?

All the time my apache2 runs out of memory, I have 6 sites running on it. My server specs are: 2 gig ram, 6 core processor, 60 gb hard drive, and a 1000 mb/s how can I sort the problem out? it ...
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Heavy HD activity on memory issue

I have turned off swapping on my Ubuntu setup - it was causing heavy I/O and slowing things down. I'm okay working without the swap and using only the 4GB of RAM I have (computer doesn't support more ...
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How to make Ubuntu 32 bit read my 4GB RAM on a Acer Travelmate 3210 notebook?

I have Acer Travelmate 3210 notebook with 4GB RAM, but after I install Ubuntu 32bit Desktop, Ubuntu says my RAM is only 2GB. How to make Ubuntu use all my RAM? My notebook doesn't seem to support ...
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memory usage doesn't add up [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get the actual used memory including RAM disks? If I add up all the memory usage I get from top -b -n 1 or htop or ps aux, I get a number that is a few GB under ...
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Why is swap being used even though I have plenty of free RAM?

I thought the whole essence of swap was to act as a temporary storage safety net when RAM was full but my swap partition is constantly being used even though I sometimes have as much as 3GB free RAM. ...
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My Right-Click Properties option in Root File System shows 140.8 TB memory of Contents

Partly it is a Curious question . ( Pretty stupid though) I am using Ubuntu 12.04 64-Bit system with Unity as DE. I was doing a routine to free -up some memory space by manual deletion of unwanted ...
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Why don't the %MEM values in top add up to the total used memory?

I'm currently debugging performance issues with my VPS and for that I'm trying to understand which of the processes eat the most memory. Reading top, here's what I get: Mem: 366544k total, ...
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rhythmbox-scope consuming lots of memory

I've noticed that rhythmbox-scope for unity-hud's music-lens is taking something above 18% of my memory all the time without doing anything useful. Actually using it for searching music doesn't ...
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Why I'm seeing 7 users, a abnormal usage of Virtual Memory, lots of stream connections and all process sleeping?

Using a Toshiba Satellite l645d s4025 amd dual core p320 2.1ghz 3gb ddr3 ram 250 gb hdd Below is the incomplete top report(don't know how to select all to copy) Using an Ubuntu 12.04 amd64 ...
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Is there an application that can show memory usage in a similar manner to top?

I would like to leave an application running in my terminal that shows me the memory usage, similar to how top shows CPU and other info, and iotop shows the top I/O users. Does such an application ...
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How HP Prolient Ubuntu server 11.0 support 4 gb [closed]

I have upgraded the server ram to 4+4= 8 gb, but after the physical installation, I restarted the server and when it came to the login prompt, it showed only 2+2 = 4 gb. Please Help. Thanks
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Is there a way to track a run away process?

Recently I've been getting a rather annoying problem, which seems to be linked to Firefox-Trunk, Thunderbird-Trunk, or possible Compiz (default 12.04 compiz with Unity). At random (it seems) the ...
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Warning message saying the installation may fail in such circumstances

The warning message says "256MB of memory are required only 222 are available. The installation may fail in such circumstances. Do you wish to continue anyway?" Im confused here i have 37GB of free ...
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Ubuntu Server: Intel Driver Uses Lots of RAM

I have tried installing Squeeze, Lucid and Oneiric on my new dedicated server (The host doesn't have Precise yet), and noticed that on fresh install they have very different memory usages. On Lucid ...
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/var partition ran out of space. Upgradation of softwares failing. Any workaround?

When trying this : How to install the same softwares in 12.04 which were there in 10.04? , after fetching all the packages, during the process of unpacking, my 2.88GB /var partition ran out of space ...
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Ubuntu locks up when swap full

I have a Ubuntu system running xfce and 2 GB RAM. I have a 1GB swap file which, when multitasking begins to fill up. When I have even a small amount of free swap, I have no issues, but the second the ...
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Can I copy large files faster without using the file cache?

After adding the preload package, my applications seem to speed up but if I copy a large file, the file cache grows by more than double the size of the file. By transferring a single 3-4 GB ...
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Memory limiting solutions for greedy applications that can crash OS?

I use my computer for scientific programming. It has a healthy 8GB of RAM and 12GB of swap space. Often, as my problems have gotten larger, I exceed all of the available RAM. Rather than crashing ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 eats more than 500MB of memory

After installation System monitor shows that memory usage is over 500 MB - pure system after start. There are no processes which use more 20 MB of memory. Other versions of Ubuntu used about 200 MB. ...
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is it normal for ubuntu 11.10 to use 1 GB of memory?

On my older system i ran the 32 bit version of Ubuntu with 4 GB of ram and noticed it rarely come near 1 gig of usage.I have my new system running with the 64 bit version.The new system is a quad ...
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How to configure how much RAM usage should to start swapping on Ubuntu

I always notice that Ubuntu start using swap, as soon as the RAM usage is around 60-70%. How to configure it so it should wait so RAM usage became 80-90%. And is there a way to empty the swap, as soon ...
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KDE4 memory use optimization

Are there any good tips for optimizing KDE4 memory consumption? It feels like a memory hog, even when I have 4GB of RAM and i5 CPU it feels heavy. I disabled all effects but still it feels heavy and ...
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OS only reports 4.1GB of RAM and not the 6GB that is installed… why?

My ubuntu 64-bit 11.10 installed box has 6GB RAM but Ubuntu only uses 4.1GB. I have read various things about the 4GB limit etc, but all those talk about using less than 4GB. What could be causing ...
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How to lower Compiz memory usage

I have been following the updates that appear every week in how they affect the performance and resource usage of Compiz since I installed 11.10 (Right now I am in 12.10). For what I have seen, the ...