Xfce is very slow, part 2

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Wed Jan 15 00:56:46 CET 2014

On Wed, 2014-01-15 at 00:35 +0100, Harold Aling wrote:
> On 15 January 2014 00:25, Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net> wrote:
> > On Tue, 2014-01-14 at 22:39 +0100, Liviu Andronic wrote:
> >> On Tue, Jan 14, 2014 at 11:01 PM, Maximilien Noal
> >> > Hartmut's computer has about 650 MB of free RAM
> >> Not near enough if
> So, swap should be 0, right? Well it isn't, so there's not enough memory.

When swap is used it doesn't automatically cause a bad performance,
there must be more involved than just swap usage.

Perhaps a process does start insanely many threads, however, even not
this necessarily does cause performance issues. IIRC policy-kit did
cause more than 60 threads by default and this had no human noticeable
impact to the performance.

I would check the hardware, more disk tests, memtest86+.


" Xubuntu is a community‑developed, Ubuntu‑based Linux operating system.
Its minimum requirements are:

    CPU: 500Mhz+
    RAM: 256MiB+ for Desktop/LiveCD - 512MiB recommended
    Hard drive space: 5GB
    Graphics card and monitor capable of 800×600 resolution" -

I suspect this includes usage of a web browser such as Firefox or Opera,
IOW averaged desktop usage.

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