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Thread: How to free up RAM space?

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    Re: How to free up RAM space?

    I see. Somehow better, but still not fine.

    As you may have seen in the link I suggested, people reports different degrees of success with different actions:
    - One is to not use transparency in the panel, as you already did.
    - Another one is to not use the autohide feature (are you using it?)
    - Another one is to not use the Windows List applet. Unfortunately this is something the user usually wants.
    - Another one is to use a different theme, NOT Ambience or Radiance.
    - Yet another one is reprofiling at boot. You could try that. Instructions here (if you're impatient, just scroll to the "how do I do it" section). Quite easy.

    Hope some of the above helps.
    BTW, AFAIU this whole thing is about gnome 2. What ubuntu version are you using, 10.04? Perhaps you'll be using gnome3 soon (Ub 12.04) and the issue will be solved automagically

    Cheers
    JC
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    Angry Re: How to free up RAM space?

    The memory usage increased again:
    Code:
    gilmar@gilmar-desktop:~$ free -m
                 total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
    Mem:          3962       3927         34          0         16        206
    -/+ buffers/cache:       3704        257
    Swap:         5884        154       5730
    gilmar@gilmar-desktop:~$
    Print Screen of the System Monitor
    What is that wnck-applet for? Can I disable it?

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    Re: How to free up RAM space?

    What is that wnck-applet for? Can I disable it?
    I'm afraid you don't want to do that. It controls your panel (or at least a good deal of things you use the panel for). You'll see that if you kill the associated process wnck-applet (you can do that from the 'system monitor'), some things get unusable in the panel, and if you restore them, the wnck-applet process will start again.

    Your best bet (as for my knowledge so far) is to see if some of the tricks mentioned in my previous post fix your problem.

    Not a 'fix', but if you don't get it fixed, and you're still interested in running an older version of ubuntu (again what is it?), you can use a different desktop environment. I use mainly lxde (LUbuntu), and xfce (XUbuntu) is also nice...

    JC
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