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    Question Nautilus using lots of memory

    Ever since upgrading from Karmic to Lucid, Nautilus is using a lot of memory. I've got only got a gig of RAM, but Nautilus is always taking up at least 10%, even if there are no Nautilus windows open, and often it's a lot more. If I kill the process it just comes back, using just as much memory (if not more). I don't recall it doing this before I upgraded. Is this normal?

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    Re: Nautilus using lots of memory

    I haven't noticed much problems on my system. Nautilius uses 5mb of ram for me. How much exactly for you. Is this after using it a while, or from a clean boot?

    Have you tried changing priority?

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    Re: Nautilus using lots of memory

    It's currently using 204M (I think the 10% figure includes the additional gig of virtual memory). And this is from a clean boot.

    I don't think anything's been done to the priority, so it should be whatever the default is. I'm not sure how to check.

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    Re: Nautilus using lots of memory

    What's the size of your swap file? Have you tried increasing or decreasing it? The issue might be there.

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    Re: Nautilus using lots of memory

    I have 1076M of total swap; it's actually in a couple of files if that matters (I added some a while before I upgraded). I don't recall what the individual file sizes are and I'm not sure how to check.

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    Re: Nautilus using lots of memory

    Ideally swap should be at double the size of your installed ram and in one single file.
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    Re: Nautilus using lots of memory

    Ideally, yes. This laptop has a small hard drive, so I haven't increased the swap further.

    Would the amount of swap affect the amount of RAM Nautilus uses, or does it just matter because of the total amount of memory available?

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    Re: Nautilus using lots of memory

    204 ram is standard your worrying about nothing, relax and use the computer. Here is my system monitor with FF open on the UF.
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    Re: Nautilus using lots of memory

    Hi everybody! I've been using Ubuntu for quite a while now, and am having the same issue. Nautilus is using about 180 MB of RAM on my machine. This was not normal for other releases of Ubuntu, and I doubt the amount of swap has anything to do with this.

    On Hardy, I would have a typical system-wide RAM usage of ~800MB. I am currently using ~1 GB. My #1 user of RAM is Nautilus. This cannot be normal.

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    Re: Nautilus using lots of memory

    Zorblek: Have you tried to access any Samba shares in Nautilus recently?

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