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Re: top tells me X is using 80 Mb!

:: Rogerio Brito writes:

> On Nov 27 2000, Jeronimo Pellegrini wrote:
>> Guess what? After quitting gnapster (gtk), X went back to its 30
>> Mb...

> 	That's weird. I'll keep trying to see what behaviour I get
> 	from my installation (I'll install a brand new woody machine
> 	after the weekend -- perhaps Monday or Tuesday -- which will
> 	be my guinea pig and I'll experiment with it a little bit).

>From the debian-devel, I learnt that sometimes applications that send
images to X to be displayed will cause that behavior; it looks like X
allocated all that memory, but it's actually the app's fault.

Also, it seems that there are some little details that are usually not
taken into account when counting how much memory a program has
allocated... (Don't remember the details now, sorry)

> 	BTW, which driver/card are you using? I'll be using a Jaton
> 	card with Trident 3D Imàge 750 chipset.

SiS 6326 with "8Mb" (acttually 4) :-/


Jeronimo Pellegrini
Institute of Computing - Unicamp - Brazil
mailto:jeronimo@ic.unicamp.br    mailto:pellegrini@iname.com

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