I have a problem with Xubuntu 18.04.

The problem is, when I do something that uses a lot of memory (like watching YouTube videos, opening multiple tabs on Chromium, opening a tab on Chromium, or loading a heavy website), the screen doesn't update for 5-8 seconds, get filled with black for 1-2 seconds, then displays the GUI again (sometimes it doesn't update eventually, then I have to restart my PC). On YouTube, when I open a video, it does the previous sequence 2-4 times continuously!

Besides Chromium and YouTube, that happens regularly (every 30 seconds to 3 minutes).

What do I do to prevent this problem? Tell me what information you need, and I'll give it to you.

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    1.7 GB seems to be very short. You can check that with System Monitor - Resources. – Dominik Cornice Feb 2 at 14:54
  • @DominikCornice Where is that? I didn't find it in Xubuntu's settings manager. What's the command for it? – Unlimiter Feb 2 at 20:09
  • You can view the memory usage by using the htop application. – JerareYoshi Feb 2 at 22:46

Go in Chromium settings Disable hardware acceleration. In the URL bar type chrome://flags/ enable Override software rendering list.

  • I've tried that before, it doesn't work. The problem is not about Chromium, it's about RAM. @JerareYoshi – Unlimiter Feb 3 at 17:42

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