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Thread: Gnome-panel excessive memory usage

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    Gnome-panel excessive memory usage

    I performed a minal command line installation with ubuntu-server 12.04 cd.
    On top of that, later I installed gnome-shell and the applications I needed.
    Among them, I installed libreoffice 3.6 from a PPA. The Libreoffice applications didn't get into the menu directly,
    so I modified Alacarte options.
    After doing that, gnome-panel memory usage spiked to 45-50mb while before was below 6mb.
    I did the installation 2 times and 2 times I had the same problem.
    Even after rebooting Gnome-panel keep using so much memory.
    The menu also became lightly less responsive.

    Does anybody have any idea about how can I fix this?

    Edit : installation of Libreoffice 3.6 is 100% the reason for such increase
    Last edited by sonnet; August 17th, 2012 at 11:44 PM.

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    Re: Gnome-panel excessive memory usage (Libreoffice is the culprit)

    I made the installation 3 more times, to check what was wrong.
    I tried it again to install directly from the ppa repository,
    I tried it manually and I tried to upgrade to it from 3.5 release.
    All the 3 attempts brought to the same result:
    Libreoffice 3.6 installation brings the gnome-panel to increase the memory usage by roughly 40mb (from 6-7mb to 47mb).

    Maybe this could be the package , it would be nice if anyone using a different DE that is not using gnome-panel and report if he got any similar increase in memory usage or someone using gnome-panel and libreoffice but with a different distribution than Ubuntu (better if not debian based I guess)

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