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RE: GNOME == bloatware?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Juranich [mailto:sjuranic@ssli-mail.ee.washington.edu]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2003 10:05 AM
> To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
> Subject: GNOME == bloatware?
> I'm sure I'm not the only one to notice this, as I'm running a stock
> sid box.  But I've got a machine with 256Mb ram, but GNOME is bringing
> this system to a crawl.  I open up the system monitor, and I see that
> the main offenders are X (65 Mb, totally expected), Galeon (40 MB, it
> didn't used to be this bad), and gnome-terminal (15 MB for a single
> instance! 11MB after I turn off all of the fancy stuff).
> So I'm wondering if I've got some binaries that aren't optimized for my
> system somehow, or this is just the state of GNOME.  If so, I'm going
> to take a serious second look at ditching the whole 'desktop
> environment' altogether and go with something like IceWM.
> I'm not trolling, I've got a serious issue here.  256 mb should be more
> than enough to run all of the junk I want to run without swapping.
> Thanks.  for fl in *flames* ; do cat $fl > /dev/null ; done

It's you but I can't be a lot of help. On my 384M laptop, I can fire up a
gnome session with a gnome-terminal and only be using 196M of physical
memory. Top piggies are (virtual and real memory listed):

gnome-panel  10Mv, 10Mr
Xfree86      17Mv, 9Mr
gnome-terminal 9Mv, 9Mr
gnome-session 8Mv, 8Mr

I'm not running Galeon but I don't have any trouble running Mozilla which is
probably on the same order of magnitude in hugeness. I'd look to your
Xserver which seems huge. 65M seems a bit large for a system that just
translates network request to frambuffer blits.

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