View Full Version : [ubuntu] just installed ubuntu, where's my memory????

April 20th, 2009, 09:07 PM
i installed ubuntu, got it up and running, with all the codecs, etc.. and i open up firefox, vlc, pidgin, thunderbird, and a torrent client, and i'm using 3.7 gigs of ram???????????????????

ive installed bum, stopped all the unnessesary stuff, what gives????

someone help.. i run top and have 120 things running i run htop and have 160
help someone?

April 20th, 2009, 09:16 PM
You sure it's not just cache?

April 20th, 2009, 09:34 PM
Mem: 3797440k total, 3771876k used, 25564k free, 25008k buffers
Swap: 1502036k total, 2216k used, 1499820k free, 3175436k cached

there's alot cached..but look at the mem total and 3.77gigs used.
this is bothering me, this a clean install, with just the goodies added and some service tweaks regarding BUM and sessions,services, etc..

any other ideas?

April 20th, 2009, 09:43 PM
Linux manages memory differently to many operating systems, the adage being unused RAM is wasted RAM. There are some good explanations of this: