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Re: [vox-tech] KDE? Or something more insidious....?
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Re: [vox-tech] KDE? Or something more insidious....?

Here is the output of "df -h".  Things look pretty normal to me here. 
Lucien is my laptop that serves as an ad-hoc server at home, and 
Training-pc4 is the laptop my company gave me.  ;-)

Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda2             7.9G  6.9G  704M  91% /
/dev/hda7              10G  5.2G  4.4G  54% /home
/dev/hda6             4.0G  637M  3.3G  16% /u1
none                  125M     0  124M   0% /dev/shm
//lucien/lucien_c     4.0G  3.0G  1.0G  73% /luc_docs
                        19G  6.0G   12G  32% /laptop

Here is the output of "free".  Honestly, I don't know what I should be 
looking for (I know, that's a lot of points off my geek score), but 3036 
under the "free" column looks kinda low to me.

              total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:        255104     252068       3036          4        536       9532
-/+ buffers/cache:     242000      13104
Swap:       530104     442604      87500

...and finally, the first few lines produced by "top".  If I'm reading 
this right, gconfd-2 is eating up a lot of processor cycles, even though 
I'm using KDE and not GNOME.  But that's only if I'm reading it right.

10377 rscrawfo  15   0  473M  81M    16 D     0.9 32.5   1:30 gconfd-2
     5 root      15   0     0    0     0 SW    0.5  0.0  11:00 kswapd
10641 rscrawfo  13   0   836  800   616 R     0.3  0.3   0:00 top
     1 root       8   0   108   60    40 S     0.0  0.0   0:05 init
     2 root       8   0     0    0     0 SW    0.0  0.0   0:00 keventd
     3 root      19  19     0    0     0 SWN   0.0  0.0   0:00 
     4 root      19  19     0    0     0 SWN   0.0  0.0   0:00 

For what it's worth, my computer is a dual-processor Pentium-III, 
866MHz, with 256M of RAM and 20GB hard drive space (well, 40GB, since 
20GB of that is taken up with my Win2K installation -- I really ought to 
do something about that some day).

Still soliciting suggestions...

Bill Kendrick wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 08, 2002 at 08:48:39AM -0800, Rod Roark wrote:
>>Check if you're running out of memory (free), disk space 
>>(df) or if something is hogging the CPU (top).
> I was going to suggest checking 'df', too.
> Melissa's system once acted quite wonky (couldn't log in from XDM).
> It ended up being that / was full because lpd or someone kept
> complaining into /var/log/messages every 5 minutes.
> Her tiny (at the time) hard disk filled up, and since so many things
> expect to be able to dump things in /tmp, they all started dying strangely.
> We killed the lpd and eventually stuck another 10GB drive in, and it's been
> fine since. ;)
> -bill!
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