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



On Sun, Dec 08, 2002 at 02:09:07PM -0800, Richard S. Crawford wrote:
> Here is the output of "df -h".

looks fine.
 
> 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

You'll want to look at the cached column too.  It's normal for a Linux
system to report little "free" memory.  Your free+cached is low for a
system that isn't doing much.

> ...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 
> ksoftirqd_CPU0
>      4 root      19  19     0    0     0 SWN   0.0  0.0   0:00 
> ksoftirqd_CPU1

That doesn't look right to me.  Gconfd doesn't appear to be eating up an
undue amount of CPU, but it's definitely being piggish on the RAM.

I would try the earlier suggestion to rename ~/.kde, and amend that to
include renaming ~/.gconf{d}

Also, I cleared up an X problem once by removing /tmp/orbit*

-ta
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