> Have installed RH7.2, Gnome and OpenOffice recently.
> The problem is RAM utilisation. When Linux alone with Gnome is loaded, 60 MB
> RAM is in use. A minimum of other programs are loaded at this time.
> Now, when OO is started (no document open), over 200 MB RAM is required.
> Loading takes almost 2 mins.
> What is wrong? Can I adjust memory usage somewhere? This looks to me worse
> than Win.
> My computer is P150, 128 MB.
When OO is starting up, do you hear a lot of disk activity all the time?
If so, then your problem may indeed be memory and you might think about
increasing how much you have. As it is, the program may be thrashing by
having to constantly access swap space. I'm able to run StarOffice
(which is similar to OO) in 256MB with no problem.
However, if you don't hear a lot of disk activity all the time while OO
is starting, it may be just your CPU speed. 150Mhz is a considered a bit
slow these days.