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Old 17th May 2008, 03:42 PM
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[F9] Xorg - Memory Hog??

After having installed the 64bit Fedora 9 (a clean install from 32bit Fedora 8), I've noticed that my RAM usage has shot up from about 30-40% idle to roughly 60% idle on a laptop with 1Gb DDR2 RAM.

I use Conky as a system monitor (screenshot attached), and it looks to be Xorg that's eating the memory, though I really don't know why. Any ideas?
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Old 17th May 2008, 03:52 PM
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I am running 32-bit Fedora 9 on XFCE and I actually notice it takes less memory to run. I would guess plugins might be leaking memory. Compiz visual effects plugins consume memory. I have Compiz off, though I miss the 3D cube, the stability is nice. I think you forgot to attach your screenshot. I am not seeing it. I attached a screenshot of my gnome-system-monitor.
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Old 17th May 2008, 07:22 PM
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Sorry, I've now added the screenshot.

I've tried disabling Compiz, and that doesn't change the amount of memory X consumes, and as far as I know, any applets in panels run under their own process - though I stand to be corrected on that. It has to be something that has changed between either Fedora 8 and Fedora 9 or 32bit and 64bit
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