Hi, I am running SUSE 6.1 on a PII 350 machine
with 196 MB of ram and 128 MB of swap. I had
previously run SUSE 5.1 on a 486 machine with 28 megs
of ram. I thought life would be great. Of course
with a new machine I left my old fvwm2 window manager
in favour of KDE. The problem is that now after logging
in with KDE running and no application other than
two xterms I have used approx 150 of my 196 megs of ram.
As someone who uses their machine for memory intensive
numerical calculations the remaining 46 megs of ram
just doesn't cut it.
Is this memory usage normal with KDE? Why so heavy?
It is nice but I am not going to continue to swap out
on even small problems just to have a task bar like
Windows 95. What other "nice" window managers
exist with the same functionality but less in terms of
system drain. Any references to memory usage for the
common window managers?
Thanks for the info.
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