Xfce is very slow, part 2

Maximilien Noal noal.maximilien at gmail.com
Wed Jan 15 11:39:57 CET 2014

Le 14/01/2014 23:56, Ralf Mardorf a écrit :
> 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.
Linux and even Windows can use swap, even when there is way more than 
enough free RAM. That's normal.
For linux, it depends on the vm.swapiness level in /etc/sysctl.conf
(it might be a good idea to check that file, actually)

Anyway, if swap is an issue you'll notice it right away : if even 
launching xfce4-terminal takes an unusual amount of time and involves a 
lot of HDD activity, and if you're not moving/copying anything, then 
it's 9 out of 10 because the computer is swaping continuously.

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