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Thread: Difference between lxtask and free(command)?

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    Difference between lxtask and free(command)?

    Hi, when I use the graphical lxtask program I see different ram usage results than when I use the free -m command in the terminal. I don't understand why they are different?

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    Re: Difference between lxtask and free(command)?

    Quote Originally Posted by toady2 View Post
    Hi, when I use the graphical lxtask program I see different ram usage results than when I use the free -m command in the terminal. I don't understand why they are different?
    What do you see? Please post an example.
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    Re: Difference between lxtask and free(command)?

    Hi there is the screenshots I get when I do free -m and check the lxtask program. One tells me 327 and the other tells me 1048. But the free -m commands also tells me the same number as the lxtask program. I don't understands what's going on.
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    Re: Difference between lxtask and free(command)?

    Quote Originally Posted by toady2 View Post
    Hi there is the screenshots I get when I do free -m and check the lxtask program. One tells me 327 and the other tells me 1048. But the free -m commands also tells me the same number as the lxtask program. I don't understands what's going on.
    Hi, thanks for obliging with the screenshots. I think you have nothing to worry about but I'm not the best person to explain the intricacies of RAM in Linux. For starters, you could look at Linux ate my RAM which attempts to explain things.
    Shortened urls: See point #11 here. And clicking on them could be risky.
    Use ubuntu-support-status with caution.

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    Re: Difference between lxtask and free(command)?

    Thanks for the website! Really explained it.

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