Re: Xfree86 memory consumption

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This question comes up regularly...
Linux uses all available memory in order to optimise the use of the machine. If your application
needs more memory then Linux will give whatever is needed free and use more of the swap area...

--- Guilhem BONNEFILLE <> wrote:
> Hi,
> I've just buy a new PC. This one have a:
> - Geforce4 ti 4200 64Mb
> - LCD screen
> - "only" 256 Mb RAM.
> So, I'e installed a DEBIAN GNU/Linux woody (xfree86 4.1.0-16).
> My problem is that the XFree86 use 256 Mb of memory. The top status is:
>    469 root      10 -10  268M  12M  4660 S <   0.5  4.9   0:02 XFree86
> What goes wrong?
> What can I do to have a smaller XFree86 server?
> (in a time, only 16Mb were necessary to run Linux with X)
> My XF86config is attached.
> Thanks for any solution reducing the memory size.

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