Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of computer data storage. Today, it takes the form of integrated circuits that allow stored data to be accessed in any order with a worst case performance of constant time.

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Ardour Memory Limit Warning

I get this warning from Ardour. I'm running on 64-bit Ubuntu 13.10, envy 14. 8gb of ram (That I know my motherboard can take because it works on windows). "WARNING: Your system has a limit for ...
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Installed Ubuntu with faulty RAM: do I need to reinstall?

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Sony Viao vpceb3e1e. Everything works fine till I reach a certain amount of memory, then all the apps crash. I found out it was due to faulty RAM. I used ...
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will a 6GB of RAM will be fine and efficiant to run in 32-bit Ubuntu?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 in a Intel Dual Core 3 GHz processor with 2 GB of RAM and I would like to buy a 4 GB of RAM extra and what best I can use it more efficiently and how I am supposed to achieve ...
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How to mount ramdrive in 13.10 for fast drive space

trying to mount ramdrive in 13.10 for fast drive space tmpfs /media/ramdisk tmpfs defaults,noatime,mode=1777,nosuid,size=1600M 0 0 will not mount properly drive icon shows but will not open drive
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How to disable caching in Ubuntu? Does Ubuntu consume more RAM? [closed]

I just viewed Hacker News. There is something mentioned like "Linux ate my RAM". How much is it true that linux consumes more RAM. It will be helpful if someone can provide guide to remove cache of ...
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ubuntu 12.04 2D hibernatization

I'm pretty noob in linux OS. I chose ubuntu to start with, because is most user friendly. But i can't make him go to hibernate. I have 2 gb RAM and 4 gb SWAP, i follow the instructions to enable ...
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ubuntu 13.04 unexpected shut down problem

I am using ubuntu 13.04 since quite a lot time and from the past few months I am getting a weird problem which is it gets shutdown unexpectedly. What i have observed is whenever I am playing some ...
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init has huge memory allocation after time - ubuntu 13.10

init process is taking huge amounts of memory. It starts normally with about 2 MB and if I kept the laptop running for half a day, it would reach 1.5 GB!! Which slowly kills the performance, and ...
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Make my Ubuntu, use more swap than RAM

So, I have 786 MB RAM with 1.6 GB Swap. I want to increase the usage of swap. In other words, i want my Ubuntu to use more Swap than My RAM. Please Tell me, how to do it
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optimizing Ubuntu dualbooting from pendrive (running from RAM and virtual swaps)

What I want: I want to install Ubuntu on a USB pen drive completely independent of the Windows partition schemes, but i want it to run fast. Ie: When pdrive is not inserted, boot windows and nobody ...
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Memory Usage statistics different in free and htop

When I run free -m on my command-line, it shows my used memory as show below. When I run htop the used memory shown is very low. Why is that? Is it some other kind of representation? I am new to ...
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Give a programm an unconstrained amount of RAM

I am running a Linux application, not WINE. How can I find out if it has any memory constraints, if any at all? If it does have memory constraints how can I increase it? I have 12GB of system RAM. ...
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about strange cache usage on ubuntu13.10

Ok, i have just installed ubuntu 13.10, and likes its cool, however, it also make me surprised that when I download files from Internet by using the scp or wget or firefox download, the cache usage ...
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Heavy applications lag Xubuntu

Ever since i started using Xubuntu I have noticed that whenever I run any heavy application like Eclipse, Tomcat Server or even when I open sites like facebook in multiple tabs in the Web Browser my ...
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How I can auto end specific process?

How can I auto end a specific process when it reaches 400 MB RAM? And how do I change it back after I do that ? Is there any program or script or anything ?!
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What option do I have if I get a kernel panic due to error in memory?

I stumbled upon a kernel panic error trying to kill init. I checked using Memtest and found errors in my memory i.e. Ram. Now I don't want to lose my data. What should I do now? Thanks. PS. Im not ...
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Hugetlbfs configuration to use exactly a certain value of RAM memory

For some reason I need to use the max. capacity of one server of 31GB RAM on 64 architecture. The question is how to get to know the exact value configuration of the hugepages numbers? The actual ...
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Kernel netfiler module not working as expected

I am developing a kernel module for source port translation using netfilter hooks. The code was tested on Mint 3.8.0-31 and Debian 3.7.2-0 both on same Asus machine. And works exactly as expected. ...
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How can I resize my ubuntu partition if ubuntu is the only system I can get into? [duplicate]

I am using gparted to resize my partition. I would like to free up all of my memory and allocate this to ubuntu, but I can't mess with ubuntu's partition while it is in use. I can, for some reason, no ...
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What are the specs needed to run Ubuntu 13.04? [duplicate]

I am thinking of putting Ubuntu 13.04 onto some machines. They are three years old and I can't find anywhere some hardware specs that these machines should meet. Please let me know! Thanks in ...
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Ubuntu crashes with high memory use without swapping

I'm running some memory intensive calculations on Ubuntu 13.04. I have 8 GB of RAM, and a swap partition with the same amount of memory. The hard disk and swap partition are encrypted. › free -m ...
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Ubuntu x64 server java gives “Could not reserve enough space for object heap”

I have an Ubuntu server without X. I installed java with the following command: apt-get install default-jre-headless Here's some more info from my server: root# df Filesystem 1K-blocks ...
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Problems with the memory in a booted USB

I have got a USB bootable for Ubuntu. I installed this operating system on the USB. It actually works very well. The problem is that when I save a file in the Home Folder, for example, when I restart ...
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How to Use Hard Disk As RAM Like In WIndows?

There is an easy way to use Hard Disk as RAM in Windows machines. Is there a way to use Hard Disk as RAM in Ubuntu ?
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installing ubuntu first time, DELL Optiplex 755

I am new to computers and everything and want to try ubuntu on a desktop I just got, DEll Optiplex 755. It is a bit old, I think 2007. Will the new version of Ubuntu work on it. I am upgrading the ...
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Chromebook Crouton RAM limit

My question: can Ubuntu (Unity), ran through Crouton on Chrome OS, utilize more than 3GB of ram? Is there any way to allocate resources to Ubuntu? Can Chrome OS utilize more than 3GB? I would like to ...
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Can I have a Ubuntu 12.04 live usb work with both the -persistance and -toram additional boot options?

I really like using the Ubuntu 12.04 live CD/USB's "-toram" additional boot option for my laptop because "-toram" adds a few extra hours to the battery and makes things a little faster. I add the ...
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System crashes and reboots randomly while browsing

Please, help me finding out what's happening! I'm totally clueless. I can't seem to find the cause of the reboots in dmesg or any other log. Basically, my system reboots randomly while browsing, ...
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Is ubuntu swap enabled

I have installed ubuntu in my computer, later, I format a partition as linux swap and want to replace it with existing tmp directory under mount point /. I followed procedure given in this link: ...
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Automatically kill Chrome processes that exceed RAM limits

I've sought advice from similar threads here, and I'm either not reading them correctly, or my brain is currently fried. My Prior Reading: Automatically kill a process if it exceeds a given amount ...
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Does Swap Space Use Real RAM To Keep It On?

I would like to know if having swap space, uses RAM/Memory to keep the swap space 'active', even though the swap space is virtual RAM.
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Why Nautilus consumes way too much memory? [closed]

In the past 4/5 days I noticed something very strange. I am using Ubuntu 13.04 amd64. After some time from the system login I think an hour or two may be, either nautilus or python process uses too ...
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Ardour will not continue to record.

I just recently bought a laptop. It has 5.2 GB of RAM and 624.2 GB on the hard drive. However, after only a few minutes of playing into my MIDI keyboard I get an error message saying that "This disk ...
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Where is everything saved when I “try Ubuntu without installing?”

The reason I ask is because I ran out of space each time Steam tried to unpack, and none of my drives or devices are full.
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How to change default system updates folder in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

Hi I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Dell Inspiron 15r (dual booting with Windows 8). During installation, I had set aside 6GB for my root folder, 8GB for swap and about 20+ GB (don't remember exact ...
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How to check for errors in RAM via linux?

I have ubuntu 11 running off a 3.6gb usb flash/stick drive. System has 4gb ram and blank harddisk (wiped using DBAN tool). How do i check if there are no errors in my RAM ? Is there a guaranteed way ...
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How can I speed up minecraft after i bought more RAM?

i just put Minecraft on my Acer C7 which is running Chrubuntu, and after I had bought an 8GB ram extension, Minecraft is still running with only 5-9 fps. My system shows 9.4 Gigs of ram running but ...
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What is the maximum virtual memory available on Ubuntu (32 and 64 bit)

I am working on a huge data set, I want to know how much virtual memory is available for 32 and 64 versions of Ubuntu. Thanks
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Ubuntu hangs when memory is exceeded by large program

I have been using Ubuntu to run computational simulations of materials. Sometimes calculations overcome total memory available of machine, 64GB RAM, and starts to use swap. When this happen Ubuntu ...
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How to view the memory map of a running process?

I want to view the stack location of a running process. How can I view the memory map and findout the memory location of the stack using terminal without using any debuggers. PS:- I am studying ...
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How to add virtual ram on Ubuntu

I was just trying to play some games on Ubuntu with a 2 GB RAM and it does not run very well. Is there any way I could add virtual RAM from a flash drive?
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Graphics performance reduced

I've installed Ubuntu recently. I love gaming on PC and I am trying out Ubuntu. But... I've been having a problem. My graphics card performance had been reduced in this OS. I used to run games in ...
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'zeitgeist-fts' always using a lot of memory!

What is zeitgeist-fts?! It's always in the 3 top positions of memory usage (competing with Firefox and Compiz!!) ... After a fresh boot it uses about 30 MB, but after some hours or a day, it goes ...
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Ways to reduce memory usage

I'm using xubuntu now and from time to time I come across the problem that memory is out of space. This happens when I open both Chrome and Eclipse, also, even I exited Eclipse, /usr/bin/java is ...
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Drivers are not detected on ubuntu 13.04

My memory card reader and bluetooth do not work on ubuntu 13.04. Is there any solution ? lsusb output is this : Bus 005 Device 002: ID 0a5c:4500 Broadcom Corp. BCM2046B1 USB 2.0 Hub (part of ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 32bit System Fails Memory Testing

Results: "FAILED Meminfo total: 3097452 kB DMI total: 4096000 kB Accuracy: 75.00 Memory totals not close enough" I recently had some more RAM installed: I had 1GB. I added 2GB, giving a total of ...
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unity-music-daemon uses large amount of memory

When I boot my Ubuntu 13.04 up, I noticed that my fans goes crazy and when I had a glanced at System Monitor, I saw that a process called unity-music-daemon is using a large amount of memory and CPU. ...
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How to persistently limit resources of a program

I am running several programs on my computer and under normal circumstances my RAM (2GB) and CPU power is sufficient. However it occurs that a single program suddenly turns the system permanently ...
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How to Memory-Test Chrubuntu

My computer recently crashed, without apparent provocation, as part of what I think was a graphics bug of some sort. Because I have no reason to believe that there was an obvious proximate cause, the ...
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which memory upgrade is best?

Running Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit on a machine with ASUS M2N-e board, I sometimes receive buffer lockups when watching YouTube. I have (two) 1 GB sticks of PC2-5300 667 MHz of DDR2 RAM (Kingston) installed. ...