View Full Version : Why so much memory used?

19th April 2007, 08:09 AM
If there's a sticky topic on this, very appreciated if someone could point me in the right direction. I just upgraded from FC3 to FC6. I've been using Redhat since v5 or so, and have seen KDE, et.al gradually start to pull more & more resources, but it's been bearable. Now I get to run level 1 and 75 M of RAM is used, runlevel 3 at about 300M, runlevel 5 is over 700 M. This is after turning off lots of stuff that I don't need - yum-update, cups, beagle, selinux, rpcXXXX, nfsXXXX. So can anyone recommend what a good way to go is? I pretty much just need to do development, check email and surf the web. Should I switch distros, or are they all like this these days? Even using xfce is ridiculous. An OS shouldn't suck up over 500 M on it's own, so I'm probably missing something simple. BTW, is there something that's easier to look at than "top" ?

19th April 2007, 08:25 AM

free -m
look any different ?

You can have a look at the man page for free more options if you like.