Tuning for very little RAM

Da Rock freebsd-questions at herveybayaustralia.com.au
Wed Jan 6 20:13:52 UTC 2010

On Wed, 2010-01-06 at 21:02 +0200, Kaya Saman wrote:
> [...]
> >
> > I don't think we want to hijack this thread or this forum and turn it
> > into a debate over which window managers and apps are best.  As I
> > pointed out in my followup to my original reply, there's already a
> > voluminous discussion on those topics.  I think we should simply point
> > interested readers in that direction and let them make up their own
> > minds.
> >
> [...]
> I am currently using a PIV 2.4GHz with 480MB RAM with fluxbox!
> This works really well, I have firefox and opera browsers installed and 
> will look at getting my favorite Seamonkey installed too sometime but 
> isn't a priority as this machine doubles as a DNS, NTP, NFS, and Radio 
> streaming server :-)
> And I only have a 35GB HD too which is peanuts considering that in my 
> full-blown network in my other house I have round 3.2TB.......
> So far am only using 80-90MB RAM when X is turned off! With X on it's 
> round ~125MB that's with running Xterm, Firefox, and Rhythmbox or even 
> Mplayer.
> In my opinion it's always best to test and try out a few WM's to see 
> which one fits the bill best, after that it's easy!

I'm running icewm - desktop icons are not a priority atm, but I will use
idesk later.

I think sysctl options will help, as well as reducing my consoles. I'll
keep everyone posted and see what happens.

Thanks for the pointers guys.

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