I am using 32-bit Ubuntu 12.04. My laptop is Thinkpad T400.
As System Monitor shows, "free" for my
$HOME is 1.5GiB, but "Available" is ranging between 0 and 97 MiB. My hardrive is constantly being read and written, to release more space, and at the same time slows down my system.
My 4GB swap hasn't been used yet, while my 8GB RAM usage is a little less than 50%.
I set my Firefox web content cache to be 50MB, and freed it manually from time to time.
How can I find out
The reason that causes that, e.g.,is there some running application that is using the space of
$HOMEas temporary storage place and therefore can be freed up?
Which directory or file is increasing its size the most/fast?