I am having a problem with Ubuntu taking up far too much ram. I disabled everything that I have up when I boot up and I am using 800 mb of ram, out of 2 GB. I have two screenshots of my system monitor underneath, but by the time those were taken, the ram went up to around 1GB.
Also, when I ran the command free -m I got the following response:
After I used the command, the memory went a hundred megabytes up as I opened a screenshot utility to take the image.
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 2002 1937 64 0 80 1062
-/+ buffers/cache: 795 1206
Swap: 5721 0 5721
Once I get up to 1.8 Gigabytes of ram and my computer switches to swap, the computer runs very slow.
I am using Ubuntu 12.10 with a home-built Asus M2N68 AM + Motherboard with 2 GB of ram, a Nvidia G210 Graphics card with 1 GB of ram, so I do not think that Graphics memory is causing it. I have tried KDE, Gnome Shell and Unity and I always get the same response. Is there some sort of memory leak in my system?
I also have a Asus 1005HAB netbook and what is funny is that it uses only 378 MB of ram while idling.
Thank you for all your help,