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KDE4 with 1 GB RAM ?


Is anyone here using KDE4 with 1 GB of RAM or less?  I have 1 GB on my 
laptop and I'm finding that by the end of the day, even after I close most 
apps, the system is swapping like crazy and is just unusable, taking 
seconds before it reacts to a mouseclick.  I have to restart the X server 
everyday (sometimes more often) and only then is it fine for a while 

I used to run KDE3 for days with absolutely no problems.  I'm not even 
using any particularly demanding apps, just basic web browsing with 
konqueror, kmail, a few konsole instances, kopete and that's about it.  
Opening Openoffice or GIMP on top of this spells death.  Even after I 
close it, using the system is hell.

Any tips for systems low on memory?  I tried lowering vm.swappiness in 
/etc/sysctl.conf to 10, but it didn't seem to help much.

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