Tuning for very little RAM

Gary Kline kline at thought.org
Wed Jan 6 08:04:31 UTC 2010

On Tue, Jan 05, 2010 at 08:03:45PM +1000, Da Rock wrote:
> Its been a while- work's has been keeping me very busy for months now.
> I have revived an old laptop which has very little RAM, and it is
> absolutely hammering the swap.
> I'm trying to set it up as a demo for some skeptics with no money, so I
> need email, internet (with plugins), openoffice, acrobat, and wine.
> Aside from all that though, for the academics of it how can I help this
> situation? The laptop has around 100MB RAM, with 16k free, and has a new
> install of FreeBSD 8.0.
> Cheers

	It's late here so I'm pretty much doing this ad hoc, but I think you
	should renice the least important apps.  Your mail MUA/MTA can be set
	to very low prio, for instance.  If this is an ongoing demo, bring up
	and leave up OOo and have it set a it higher than your email.  wine:
	don't know.  Your broswer should be set very high.


	PS: About three years back I ran a 1998 HP deskyop with less than 512M
	with full KDE.  It was slow is some things, but perfectly adaquate so
	long as I didn't try everything at once!

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