Isn't CrunchBang 32-bit ‘SUB 100’ by default? On my boxes the Debian-based #!s have always used 85-90 MiB after booting a clean install. I was quite impressed by that out-of-the-box liteness
I have typically had RAM usage values with recent Waldorf installs;
32bit @idle 150MB
64bit @idle 220MB
Hence the idea of a bit of tweaking...
It looks like you are already a member of the SUB 100 club
Just out of interest are you using Statler or Waldorf?
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I'm using Statler, but Waldorf wasn't much different I believe. Just rebooted my box to check, it used 81.8 MiB after boot. I did deactivate parcellite (clipboard manager), the volumeicon and bluetoothd, since I don't use these, but on the other hand I have the truecrypt service running as well as an ibus-daemon. Anyhow, on first bootup after installation the memory usage was likewise. It surprises me that this varies among computers, does this have to do with the hardware / drivers used? Edit: or with choices in the welcome script? That reminds me, I also have cups running.
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Congrats on your work...I will give your issues some thought...(Agh SLIM again )
Congrats again...I think we are settling at around the 70MB mark...but there again someone might prove me wrong??
I want to join this club, but don't think I can. I run x64 and it has memory over 100 always. Also I don't really have that many ideas for cutting memory greatly. Ah well, I'm used to alienation, and, anyways, my x121e runs lovely
Thanks for the tips. They will keep me busy, and opens a new space of memory reduction for me. Already have moc running, and try to keep things as unbloaty as possible by not running excess stuff.
Also been tempted with dwm, and i3 as well as other tile window managers. Making choices with them still really.
I have 2 raspberry pi's. Your work here will be invaluable I'm sure for your raspberry pi.
I'm away on a Scottish island this weekend, relaxing after a big cycle ride. But looking forwards to installing pi#! when I get back.
Would you recommend tile window manager for a small screen? I only really use browser, geany, abiword, and thunar (I spend most time using google drive for writing documents at the moment, because I'm finding abiword way to buggy to use it). Would you recommend tiled wm for such tasks?
You are a dude. I will get onto tiled wm's when I get back. Arplinux looks like a useful introduction, and I like the #! exchanges.
It does seem that tiled wm's are very efficient on space (duh...)
would it be cheating if i don't have X?
Can you still use obmenu with other wm's?
Just turned on my x121e and ram was at 220 (tint2, clipit, cups, wifi, conky, openbox, x11)
Super fast machine. I don't think I'd get much from changing; I just like minimising resource consumption!
Just inspecting rcconf now. Going to some Gaelic standing stones soon. Can't be banging all day, not on holiday!
Not really that keen on compiz. I don't know, but I feel its kinda bloaty and unneeded. I might use kupfer as a menu if I installed another wm. I expected obmenu to be compatible too.
Hmm... just an idle thought, but: It is enormous fun to learn the things you encounter on the hunt for less memory usage (btw. about 50M out of X on my eeepc), but another way to gain satisfacion if ones machine is running smoothly with every function one wants but idles above a certain number is to remove the offending entry from conky.
If I remove parts from my car to make it lighter and go faster it might not be a good idea to throw out the comfy seats if I usually drive long distance for example...
For me it's not (only ) a thing about getting a low number to show but it's mainly about learning what I need my computer to do and what is done but at the moment with no sense to my personal needs.
PS.: Thank you, chameleon for these above links (livarp & bbq). For me it's another little shove towards something tiling...
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Yeah, I don't care about memory usage for the sake of it. It is for learning and understanding what contributes that intrigues me. It's a grasping back of knowledge that has been appropriated and, err, commercialized. New forms of value emerge as this happens.
I'm all for less use of resources! That's what's nice about the raspberry pi philsophy; reduce to necessary, rather than bloat up to maximum feasible price.