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Is such behavior normal or not depends on how it freezes: if it's freezes due to failure of one of the services or kernel — this is a bug, but if it's freezes only for limited time (like 20 minutes, until some processes will get into swap, and other get out of swap) — this is expected behavior. I don't think usual Ubuntu distributive can be normally run on ...


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It is normal this to happen, because when the RAM usage gets higher than the RAM itself, the system starts to swap to disk, which makes the system very slow, and in your case unusable. If you want to run Ubuntu smoothly, think about upgrading your PC to atleast 2GB of RAM.


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I am far from an expert on the topic but given that no one with more knowledge on it has answered I will try to provide a very rough idea to you. As far as I understand "lens" is the generic term for the search functionality of the Ubuntu Dash (Dash being the thing that appears when you click the upper-left corner in the default installation). So, you can ...


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Type free -h in console. You will get something like this: total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 15G 9,1G 6,1G 270M 524K 7,6G -/+ buffers/cache: 1,5G 13G Swap: 0B 0B 0B The first line says that out of 15G memory installed ...


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In Kubuntu I just press Ctrl-Esc and then sort things using field of interest: Memory, CPU, ...


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You can use the following script to see total memory usage by individual applications in your GNU Linux system http://www.zyxware.com/articles/4446/show-total-memory-usage-by-each-application-in-your-ubuntu-or-any-gnu-linux-system


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While I'm not exactly familiar with how top formatting works, I can offer a few work-arounds. PS ps command is comes with procps package and is among standard utilities, that is readily available on your system. -aux switches will output processes for all users and programs on the system, while --sort %mem is used to sort output by % of memory used. In ...


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Top displays the active processes, including the memory. System monitor is the user friendly (GUI) way to memory usage analysis, provided the applications are still open. Also, take a note that, once memory used in a session by a program, it may be still in a buffer until it's needed by another program. From the manual: free displays the total amount of ...



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