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Questions tagged [free]

free is a command to view various memory stats.

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Why do free and lshw show different RAM sizes?

In Lubuntu 18.04 in a laptop (Model Name: SATELLITE C55DT-A5244), free shows its RAM ram is 3.3G $ free -h total used free shared buff/cache available Mem: ...
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Custom DNS On Kubuntu 18.04.2

I wrote to you this because I have try to make kubuntu use quad 9 DNS or Cloudflare or other DNS but not working I have try with rezolv.conf with configure network connection under with automatic (...
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free command shows 7gb of 'free' memory & only 2gb of available memory

when I run the 'free' command it shows my VPS (Ubuntu 18.04 LTS 64bit) as having 8gb total, 7 of which is "free"... From what I understood from this question, free memory is supposed to be very ...
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Check available memory in Linux

I am writing a Python script which downloads 4K videos and plays them on request. When my device memory goes above 7.2 GB it deletes the video with the least number of views. Using the free ...
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checking free memory by free -h command , here what is difference between available and free memory? [duplicate]

free -h total used free shared buff/cache available Mem: 7.7G 2.1G 622M 362M 5.0G 4.9G Swap: 7.5G 984M ...
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How to analyze video card RAM and GPU load? [duplicate]

I would like to analyze my video card performance (RAM, load, etc) the way that top, free and lscpu does for my main hardware. Is there an app to do this?
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show free space on a gvfs mount?

How can I check the free space on a gvfs mounted partition. I want to use it on a script. mounted with gvfs-mount "ftp://192.168.178.**/Disk-01/" df does not provide usefull data: gvfsd-fuse ...
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fast disk space depletion

I'm on 16.04. Free disk space keeps on getting smaller by the hour in Gigabytes. I'm not downloading anything nor installing anything. Yesterday I ran timeshift,and I regain 20gb+ of free space. ...
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Output of “free -m” doesn't match

How can I check my RAM usage? I am trying the command free -m as I saw here, I should get something like this: total used free shared buffers cached Mem: ...
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How to calcualate memory usage of Desktop enviornment

I'm using Ubuntu 17.04 in my laptop. free -m command gave me the following output after i logged in to my PC and ran this command. ubuntu@ubuntu-pc:~$ free -m total used ...
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Ubuntu: Server is left with only 716 MB free RAM out of 62 GB RAM [duplicate]

My server has 62 GB RAM but now i can see only 716 MB RAM is free. Below is the output of free -lh command total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 62G ...
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Not enough free space to update ubuntu version [duplicate]

I have tried all the steps listed at Not enough free space to update. This is the "Not enough free space" message I get: The upgrade needs a total of 107 M free space on disk /boot. Please free at ...
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Ubuntu 16 - Free command Buffer/cache difference

I believe there's difference between buffer and cache memory. In ubuntu i see them clubbed together. Does ubuntu treat buffer and cache differently ? In my case available memory is very low and I am ...
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What shared in free -mh command

I am trying to understand the output of the free -hm command. I know about the columns other than "shared". Shared is taking up 50% of my RAM and I couldnt find much relevant info on it what it is and ...
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Use netstat to find if a specific port is free

I'd like to run a server with a specific port, but I don't know if it is free. How could I know if a specific port is free? Could I use netstat command for that?
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What is available memory while using free command? [duplicate]

The output of the free command that I fired on my linux host is as belows: free total used free shared buff/cache available Mem: 263846320 47746620 ...
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how to use top and free to see what is bogging down the system?

I wasn't able to grab the output from top, but I had many, many leafnode instances listed. They weren't using, individually, many resources. Perhaps in aggregate they were bogging down the system. ...
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Need help to interpret output of free command

I would appreciate help in interpreting the output of 'free -m' below. -bash-4.2$ free -m total used free shared buff/cache available Mem: 15793 ...
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General way to monitor ALL memory usages

I have Kubuntu 16.04 and am using ZFS. As you can see on superuser, I just had a long journey in tracking down where my memory was vanishing to. It turned out to be the ARC of ZFS that was eating it ...
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Alternative to Teamviewer

I need an advise about alternative app for Teamviewer. For me is important to have such features like: Ability to control PCs remotely Switching sides to control each other PCs Ability to talk in the ...
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How can I make disk image without free space?

I want to make disk image in case if something goes wrong. I found few topics and method about zeroing free space, but people also said that method is not safe for SSD. Then I found other method - ...
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Swap priority gets set to -1 on each boot

I have a swap partition of size 7.9 GB. When I use the command free, it shows this: NAME TYPE SIZE USED PRIO /dev/sda7 partition 7.9G 0B -1 The swap partition is not being used and its ...
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Best linux distro for workstaton in small business ? Basic purpose run excel,word,pdf and multiple webpages simultaneously? [closed]

Looking for commercial workstation OS which legal to use for small business basic purpose is run spreadsheet,word,pdf, and multiple webpages simultaneously each system will be getting 4GB DDR2 RAM (...
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What do the changes in `free` output from 14.04 to 16.04 mean?

I noticed that the free command reporting has changed somewhere between Trusty and Xenial. Here is what `free -m' shows on one of my Trusty computers: $ free -m total used ...
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I want to use Ubuntu desktop edition for free in my organization. Do I have to pay for that? [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu desktop OS on all my laptops at work, So I don't want to invest for support and for OS as well. I heard that Linux is the free solution for operating system requirement ...
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How do I unlock non-partitioned space from my HDD?

When I installed my ubuntu, I only made partitions for ext4 and swap, but now i have 1.5 Tb of free space and I cant use it. What should I do?
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What's the difference between install-powerpc and install-free-powerpc? “install-free”?

I'm not sure which one to type in, and I can't find any info online that explains the difference. I'm afraid the difference may be very important. I noticed there's also "install" and "install-free",...
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Is everything in Ubuntu actually free? [duplicate]

Is everything in Linux distributions including of course Ubuntu free apart from like support, and security things.
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how to delete .private

private take alot of space when all my files 70 gb so please help me df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda6 451G 262G 167G 62% / none 4....
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Can I use only Ubuntu as my custom Pc OS? [closed]

First of all, I've been really excited about giving some support to free software, at least by using them. Not only as alternatives, but as substitutes. I am studying animation and digital arts and ...
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Ubuntu is using 170 GB of HDD

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 with Gnome (to be more exact it is this onehttps://ubuntugnome.org/) and everything was going perfectly well and I couldn't complain. I installed it on a 194GB partition (...
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why does free command show more memory usage than other tools [duplicate]

When I use free -h -l command I see 1.8G in use where system monitor app shows me 1.1G in use. total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 1.8G 1.7G ...
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How do I find out why I get anytime the same error message from an original Ubuntu script?

Swap2Ram.sh always produces its error message, even when I have enough ram left. Any ideas? #!/bin/sh mem=$(free | awk '/Mem:/ {print $4}') swap=$(free | awk '/Swap:/ {print $3}') if [ $mem -lt $...
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How to get a good overview of RAM usage

I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 on a server. The server main task is running a MongoDB installation along with several NodeJS applications. The NodeJS applications will run continuously and will accept ...
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can't rum cmake or ompl gui

I'm using Ubuntu 14.4 and the last released library 1.0.0 I'm a beginner first I cant install freeglut3-dev I tried to solve it from other question but doesn't work Installing freeglut3-dev on ...
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I have an organization and i want install ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have my own an organization and i want to replace some system with ubuntu, do i have to buy ubuntu? Because i have heard ubuntu is free for use!! Thanks ITTECH
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After deleting a shared folder, Ubuntu doesn't see freed disk space

I'm stuck, after deleting a shared folder (shift+del) I can't get back the disk space previously occupied by the folder (19GB). Full story - I've created a folder for backup and shared it on my local ...
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Update fails to Install

I get the below error when I try to install updates using Software Updater: Not enough free disk space The upgrade needs a total of 81.3 M free space on disk '/boot'. Please free at least an ...
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What is wrong with the memory usage?

I can't figure out what is consuming my memory... Could anyone help me? user@desktop:~$ free total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 8176992 6186776 ...
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how to download free Games [closed]

https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/motorbike/ not able to down load games from here. From where do I download free games for my ubuntu.
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How to use free -m to get memory usage for all users

I typed the free command to get the memory usage as follows : free -m output: I want to use this command to get the same info but for all users for example : I used this command .. because it ...
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Problem downloading “not free” programs from Ubuntu Software Center [duplicate]

I bought "Quick 'n Easy Web Builder" in Ubuntu Software Center on 15 march, 2013 and it worked OK after unlocking it with my license key. Now I have replaced my computer (with Ubuntu 12.04LTS) but I ...
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Why is almost all of the 3 GB RAM on my HP G62 laptop always used? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 on a computer with 3072 MB RAM and 20 GB swap. It is an HP G62 laptop which overheats pretty regularly. When I type free -mt in the terminal the output is: free -mt ...
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Memory doesn't make sense

I just checked how much free space I have left on my hard disk using :~$ free -t total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 4063056 1075744 2987312 ...
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what will happen If RAM set to 1000 from 1024?

While I am looking at man page of free I came across --si Use power of 1000 not 1024. So from that line we can say that from 1GB (1024MB) of RAM it will use only 1000MB of RAM. But why are we ...