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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Did Ubuntu 12.04 server really eat my RAM?

First of all, I'm very new to Linux but I don't think this is a "Linux ate my RAM" issue. While searching about my problem I ran in to that issue a lot but it doesn't fit with what I see. This seems ...
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Changes not reflecting back to the browser. Editing files remotely through FTP. Ubuntu Server.

I am developing and editing files through FTP. The changes are not reflecting back on the browser. I have cleared cache on the browser using key combination but still the changes are not reflected. I ...
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RAM upgrade causes firefox, compiz crashes, even kernel panic on HP Pavilion [closed]

I use a HP Pavilion dv6500, and I recently upgraded my ram on my laptop from 1G to 4G, but I keep getting random issues. Here are a few: When watching youtube videos / vlc videos after a long period ...
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Does using an extended cache improve performance?

Does using a extended cache (readyboost-like) improves the overall performance? I read a lot about it and some says that it's just for old machines with low RAM and also the 480mbit/s of usb2.0 was ...
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Do I need more RAM to avoid repeating standstills in TF2? [closed]

Ok I built my PC 2-3 days ago. Got Ubuntu 12.04 LTS up and running. Got my nVidia GT220 card finally working and now when I play TF2 it plays fine but after about 15 mins of gameplay it pretty much ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 : VirtualBox crash problem

I have VM running with following configurations: RAM : 1000MB Video Memory : 128MB Enabled : 3D accleration Guest OS : Ubuntu 13.10 (guest additions) However my ubuntu is not working fine. I login ...
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can't format memory stick, get errors

I tried to format my memory stick,it says operation failed, but I get the following errors: Error creating partition table: helper exited with exit code 1: cannot open /dev/sdb: No medium found. ...
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Firefox using a lot of memory

My computer keeps freezing once firefox gets over 250MB of memory. It keeps swinging between 200 and 250. What's going on and how can I remedy the situation? Output of free -m: total ...
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How much swap space should I configure? [duplicate]

How much swap space should I have? I have a 500GB HDD and 6GB RAM. My specs: Release 12.04 (precise) 64-bit Kernel Linux 3.8.0-34-generic GNOME 3.4.2 Memory: 5.7 GiB Processor: Intel® Core™ ...
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How to find the frequency and type of my current RAM?

How shall I find out the frequency and type of my current RAM? My OS is Ubuntu 12.04.
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Can assembly directives corrupt my Ubuntu?

I want to start learning assembly language, and read some stuff about it. From a first impression, it seems like the assembler pretty much gives you freedom to do whatever you want with your ...
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Why is it only recognizing 5 of 6GB of RAM?

Hardware HP Envy M6 Sleekbook (m6-k010dx) 6GB RAM I know it has 6GB of RAM, that's what it came with when I had Windows 8 on it, but the 13.10 install I've got (downloaded the latest two days ago) ...
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Is there a compressed memory available for 12.04? (Not compressed swap)

I have an old machine (Pentium 4, heh) computer, with 1GB of memory. Memory is the current bottleneck (especially with Unity.) System: 12.04.2 (with legacy X stack.) Sidenote: Will add a GPU as ...
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How can i skip bad sector on my hard Drive?

I have one external hard drive which i plug to my linux machine. It causes read and write operation problems. When i check it with fdisk -l it wait for information to display for while. After few ...
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64-bit installation of Ubuntu doesn't recognize more than 2.9GB of RAM

My BIOS recognizes 4GB, Ubuntu 13.10 only sees 2.9GB. I'm running an ASRock FM2A75 Pro4-M motherboard, 4GB of some generic RAM, and an AMD A6-5400K. I've updated to kernel 3.12.3, no change. The ...
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Ubuntu - One process running - Tons of memory used [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu using the Microsoft Windows Installer, and it's running pretty slow. I've got 3.8 GB ram on my computer, and by running free -m I'm getting the following results : ...
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32 or 64 bit on 4GB ram acer netbook

I have a netbook with 4Gb RAM Should I choose 32 or 64 bit? What is the speed difference? How is the compatibility with 32bit applications?
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difference in top command and gnome-system-terminal applet [duplicate]

I am running xubuntu 12.04, and i find that TOP command reports 900MB RAM usage where as gnome-system-terminal applet graphically shows only 300MB RAM usage. Why the values are differently ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 freezes at times; *ERROR* stuck on render ring

My ubuntu 13.10 laptop freezes relatively frequently, after I recently installed it. It is most common while I am playing Minecraft, but I have also had it happen at other times. I think it may be a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...