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Re: [opensuse-support] Unresponsive desktop
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2019 11:21:26 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LSU.2.21.1902111114500.8859@Telcontar.valinor>
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On Monday, 2019-02-11 at 11:12 +0100, Knurpht-openSUSE wrote:

El 2019-02-11 a las 11:12 +0100, Knurpht-openSUSE escribió:

Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2019 11:12:08 +0100
From: Knurpht-openSUSE <knurpht@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: opensuse-support@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [opensuse-support] Unresponsive desktop

Op maandag 11 februari 2019 09:30:10 CET schreef Carlos E. R.:
[1] My previous laptop had 4 GB RAM, this one 16 GB - both had a full
server stack (LAMP, Dovecot etc.) + KDE running

But I have only 8.
Like I have, and swap is only touched by suspend. LAMP stack running, most of
the time both Chrome and FF open, editing video, pictures etc.
I'm wondering how many tabs FF has open, what these tabs are.

After killing firefox (I restarted Thunderbird half an hour ago) I still have 2.3 GB in swap. After killing Th it is the same figure (using alpine to post this).

Telcontar:~ # free -h
total used free shared buff/cache available
Mem: 7.8G 950M 5.6G 28M 1.3G 6.6G
Swap: 23G 2.2G 21G
Telcontar:~ #


But, I get 5.6G free, and 1.3 in buff/cache temporarily. With no swap, free would be 2.2 less.

Having swap increases free memory, not the other way round. It makes the system actually faster. That's a common misconception, that having swap makes the system slower. No. What makes it slower is needing to use swap because there is not enough ram.


None of you have looked at the logs in the other post that indicate that the culprit of my problems can be alsa.

- -- Cheers,
Carlos E. R.
(from openSUSE 15.0 x86_64 at Telcontar)

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