Manjaro DE's RAM Usage

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e[1;34mSystem:   e[0;37m e[1;34mHost:e[0;37m Plasma-Node667 e[1;34mKernel:e[0;37m 4.4.52-1-MANJARO x86_64 (64 bit) e[1;34mDesktop:e[0;37m KDE Plasma 5.9.3e[0;37m
e[1;34m          e[0;37m e[1;34mDistro:e[0;37m Manjaro Linuxe[0;37m
e[1;34mInfo:     e[0;37m e[1;34mProcesses:e[0;37m 164 e[1;34mUptime:e[0;37m 0 min e[1;34mMemory:e[0;37m 448.6/3956.4MB e[1;34mClient:e[0;37m Shell (bash) e[1;34minxi:e[0;37m 2.3.8e[0;37m e[0;37me[0m

But don’t see how the output helps? Looks like gobbly goop.
And a lot of eye and manual editing to extract useful info from it.

edit by moderator: i put your terminal output in code brackets for you. this makes it a little easier, but ANSI escape sequences still mess it up.

Let’s try to improve the method, but you get the idea.

Edit: Arch Wiki helps out again, in Xterm it is enough to select/highlight the text to copy it. Then just paste it into the browser.

I am not talking about cpu usage measuring or other stuff, i just want you to post your manjaro DE’s usage so someone will know how much it consumes and how it will run in their pc’s and if you want to discuss the cpu usage measuring you can always make a topic :wink:. Just your pc components and how much manjaro uses in startup without any application open. For example there is a rumor that GNOME 3 is using a lot of ram in a lot of distros; and what if it wasn’t true and it runs like 500mb because it happened a lot to me that i wanted to install gnome 3 but when i see a lot of video reviews it hovers 800mb - 1000mb wihout anything open and i think its not true but i want that does people who use manjaro gnome post their pc performance usage and mythbust if its true that a specific DE(can be anyone) uses a lot of cpu and/or ram, or that it uses a pretty good job in optimization.

per eugen-b suggestion - on my netbook with Mabox: conky’s and using terminator

System: Host: john-pc Kernel: 4.4.52-1-MANJARO x86_64 (64 bit)
Desktop: Openbox 3.6.1 Distro: Manjaro Linux
Info: Processes: 124 Uptime: 2 min Memory: 270.7/985.4MB
Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.8

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Ok, understood. However a reliable and comparable measurement is a better source of information than what you propose. There is alsready a topic


which gives you an impression of the varietyof hardware Manjaro is installed on. But the posters usually have already a session where they opened several application before they run inxi -F, therefore the memory usage data are not comparable.

I think I should go ahead and create a new topic with exact guidelines like above, but I’m not keen on recieving notifications about every answer there. :dizzy_face:

Some examples:
bspwm:

System:    Host: mnjro Kernel: 4.9.13-1-MANJARO x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: N/A
           Distro: Manjaro Linux
Info:      Processes: 152 Uptime: 1 min Memory: 160.8/3694.3MB Init: systemd
           Client: Shell (zsh) inxi: 2.3.

Budgie:

~ >>> inxi -SI                                                                 
System:    Host: mnjro Kernel: 4.10.2-1-ck-core2 x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: Budgie 10.2.9  Distro: Manjaro Linux
Info:      Processes: 160 Uptime: 0 min Memory: 249.9/3688.5MB Init: systemd
           Client: Shell (zsh) inxi: 2.3.8

All on my desktop. I tend to use window mangers instead of DE’s. They are similarly setup in terms of Conky, background, and startup applications.

– Edit - added JWM and tried to be fair by testing after rebooting

Awesome:
System: Host: john-pc Kernel: 4.9.13-1-MANJARO x86_64 (64 bit)
Desktop: Awesome 4.0 Distro: Manjaro Linux
Info: Processes: 159 Uptime: 1 min Memory: 320.3/7988.2MB
Client: Shell (zsh) inxi: 2.3.8

Fluxbox
System: Host: john-pc Kernel: 4.9.13-1-MANJARO x86_64 (64 bit)
Desktop: Fluxbox 1.3.7 Distro: Manjaro Linux
Info: Processes: 157 Uptime: 0 min Memory: 305.7/7988.2MB
Client: Shell (zsh) inxi: 2.3.8

Openbox
System: Host: john-pc Kernel: 4.9.13-1-MANJARO x86_64 (64 bit)
Desktop: Openbox Distro: Manjaro Linux
Info: Processes: 168 Uptime: 0 min Memory: 374.1/7988.2MB
Client: Shell (zsh) inxi: 2.3.8

i3
System: Host: john-pc Kernel: 4.9.13-1-MANJARO x86_64 (64 bit)
Desktop: i3 4.13-non-git Distro: Manjaro Linux
Info: Processes: 168 Uptime: 1 min Memory: 338.5/7988.2MB
Client: Shell (zsh) inxi: 2.3.8

Enlightenment
System: Host: john-pc Kernel: 4.9.13-1-MANJARO x86_64 (64 bit)
Desktop: Enlightenment 0.21.5 Distro: Manjaro Linux
Info: Processes: 162 Uptime: 0 min Memory: 345.6/7988.2MB
Client: Shell (zsh) inxi: 2.3.8

JWM
System: Host: john-pc Kernel: 4.9.13-1-MANJARO x86_64 (64 bit)
Desktop: JWM 2.3.6 Distro: Manjaro Linux
Info: Processes: 156 Uptime: 2 min Memory: 307.1/7988.2MB
Client: Shell (zsh) inxi: 2.3.8

LXQT
System: Host: john-pc Kernel: 4.9.13-1-MANJARO x86_64 (64 bit)
Desktop: LXQt Distro: Manjaro Linux
Info: Processes: 178 Uptime: 0 min Memory: 430.1/7988.2MB
Client: Shell (zsh) inxi: 2.3.8

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As eugen-b said this topic is repeated so please don’t post anything else in this topic and go check the


topic if you were interested in this one, thank your for those people who posted in here and have a good day :slight_smile:

inxi -SIc0 

Removes the colour coding. Agreed pretty meaningless, I run plex, dropbox, autokey, ulauncher… Programs that make my life easier

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Edited the instructions.

On my computers:

KDE: around 500 MB
i3: around 500 MB
xfce: around 500 MB

You get the point :slight_smile:

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This is the best method for ram as tells you every startup processor and how much ram is being used great for trimming down unwanted processes and memory leaks.

wget http://www.pixelbeat.org/scripts/ps_mem.py
$ sudo mv ps_mem.py /usr/local/sbin/
$ sudo chmod 755 /usr/local/sbin/ps_mem.py
$ sudo ps_mem.py

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^ what he said, ps_mem is my go to.

You can install ps_mem on Manjaro with pacman, it’s an upstream Arch package.
But it has too much information for simple comparison of DEs.

How can you say that it does what it says on the box if + it teaches user where the ram goes and really sorts out aps
terminator for instance uses 38-40 mb xterm uses 5-6 mb so you can learn a lot

^ Agreed. I have akonadi running - it uses more memory than Plasmashell!!!

psmem
 Private  +   Shared  =  RAM used       Program

 92.0 KiB +  14.0 KiB = 106.0 KiB       start_kdeinit
108.0 KiB +  20.5 KiB = 128.5 KiB       vivaldi-sandbox
360.0 KiB +  73.5 KiB = 433.5 KiB       rtkit-daemon
456.0 KiB +  56.5 KiB = 512.5 KiB       watchdog
472.0 KiB +  55.5 KiB = 527.5 KiB       ksysguardd
532.0 KiB +  17.0 KiB = 549.0 KiB       ssh-agent
540.0 KiB +  59.0 KiB = 599.0 KiB       speech-dispatcher
616.0 KiB +  40.5 KiB = 656.5 KiB       crond
628.0 KiB +  63.5 KiB = 691.5 KiB       gpg-agent
540.0 KiB + 159.0 KiB = 699.0 KiB       cat (2)
588.0 KiB + 153.5 KiB = 741.5 KiB       kwrapper5
404.0 KiB + 351.5 KiB = 755.5 KiB       bash
416.0 KiB + 344.5 KiB = 760.5 KiB       browser.sh
460.0 KiB + 362.5 KiB = 822.5 KiB       startkde
696.0 KiB + 196.0 KiB = 892.0 KiB       gconf-helper
420.0 KiB + 570.0 KiB = 990.0 KiB       avahi-daemon (2)
808.0 KiB + 302.5 KiB =   1.1 MiB       dbus
  1.0 MiB +  91.5 KiB =   1.1 MiB       obexd
928.0 KiB + 238.5 KiB =   1.1 MiB       sd_generic
916.0 KiB + 254.5 KiB =   1.1 MiB       sd_dummy
  1.0 MiB + 129.0 KiB =   1.2 MiB       dconf-service
  1.0 MiB + 200.0 KiB =   1.2 MiB       at-spi2-registryd
788.0 KiB + 453.5 KiB =   1.2 MiB       systemd-logind
  1.0 MiB + 268.5 KiB =   1.3 MiB       at-spi-bus-launcher
972.0 KiB + 371.0 KiB =   1.3 MiB       xfconfd (2)
  1.3 MiB +  72.5 KiB =   1.4 MiB       bluetoothd
  1.2 MiB + 160.5 KiB =   1.4 MiB       ntpd
  1.3 MiB + 189.0 KiB =   1.4 MiB       gconfd-2
  1.2 MiB + 364.0 KiB =   1.6 MiB       zeitgeist-daemon
  1.4 MiB + 270.0 KiB =   1.6 MiB       sudo
992.0 KiB + 688.0 KiB =   1.6 MiB       (sd-pam)
  1.3 MiB + 638.5 KiB =   2.0 MiB       zeitgeist-fts
  1.7 MiB + 389.5 KiB =   2.0 MiB       cupsd
  1.8 MiB + 318.5 KiB =   2.1 MiB       sddm
  1.8 MiB + 348.0 KiB =   2.2 MiB       upowerd
  1.9 MiB + 294.0 KiB =   2.2 MiB       sd_espeak
468.0 KiB +   2.0 MiB =   2.4 MiB       kdeinit5
  2.2 MiB + 209.0 KiB =   2.4 MiB       udisksd
  2.1 MiB + 512.5 KiB =   2.6 MiB       sddm-helper
  2.3 MiB + 337.5 KiB =   2.6 MiB       wpa_supplicant
  2.1 MiB + 545.0 KiB =   2.7 MiB       kscreen_backend_launcher
  3.2 MiB +  78.0 KiB =   3.2 MiB       systemd-udevd
  3.1 MiB + 186.5 KiB =   3.3 MiB       gvfsd-fuse
  3.6 MiB + 428.0 KiB =   4.0 MiB       systemd-journald
  1.7 MiB +   2.4 MiB =   4.1 MiB       systemd (2)
  3.8 MiB + 878.0 KiB =   4.6 MiB       gvfsd (2)
  4.2 MiB + 524.0 KiB =   4.7 MiB       dbus-daemon (4)
  3.2 MiB +   1.5 MiB =   4.7 MiB       zeitgeist-datahub
  4.8 MiB + 157.0 KiB =   5.0 MiB       zsh
  3.9 MiB +   1.2 MiB =   5.1 MiB       mission-control-5
  4.3 MiB + 980.5 KiB =   5.3 MiB       xembedsniproxy
  4.3 MiB +   1.1 MiB =   5.5 MiB       klauncher
  4.8 MiB +   1.0 MiB =   5.8 MiB       kuiserver5
  4.9 MiB + 948.0 KiB =   5.8 MiB       akonadi_control
  5.0 MiB +   1.2 MiB =   6.2 MiB       polkit-kde-authentication-agent-1
  5.1 MiB +   1.3 MiB =   6.4 MiB       akonadi_akonotes_resource
  5.1 MiB +   1.3 MiB =   6.5 MiB       akonadi_maildir_resource
  5.3 MiB +   1.2 MiB =   6.5 MiB       kaccess
  5.2 MiB +   1.4 MiB =   6.7 MiB       akonadi_birthdays_resource
  5.5 MiB +   1.3 MiB =   6.8 MiB       kwalletd5
  5.3 MiB +   1.5 MiB =   6.8 MiB       wallpaperswitch
  5.5 MiB +   1.5 MiB =   7.0 MiB       akonadi_followupreminder_agent
  5.4 MiB +   1.6 MiB =   7.1 MiB       akonadi_ical_resource
  6.8 MiB + 440.0 KiB =   7.2 MiB       NetworkManager
  6.4 MiB + 978.5 KiB =   7.3 MiB       kglobalaccel5
  7.5 MiB + 122.0 KiB =   7.7 MiB       privoxy
  8.0 MiB +  25.0 KiB =   8.1 MiB       dhclient
  6.9 MiB +   1.2 MiB =   8.1 MiB       akonadi_contacts_resource
  7.0 MiB +   1.2 MiB =   8.2 MiB       akonadi_migration_agent
  7.1 MiB +   1.4 MiB =   8.4 MiB       msm_notifier
  7.6 MiB +   1.2 MiB =   8.8 MiB       kactivitymanagerd
  8.4 MiB + 429.0 KiB =   8.8 MiB       colord
  7.5 MiB +   1.4 MiB =   8.9 MiB       akonadi_maildispatcher_agent
  7.7 MiB +   1.6 MiB =   9.4 MiB       ksmserver
  7.5 MiB +   1.8 MiB =   9.4 MiB       kdeconnectd
  7.4 MiB +   2.1 MiB =   9.5 MiB       org_kde_powerdevil
  7.9 MiB +   2.1 MiB =  10.0 MiB       akonadi_indexing_agent
  9.9 MiB +   2.2 MiB =  12.1 MiB       akonadi_imap_resource
 11.8 MiB + 326.0 KiB =  12.1 MiB       polkitd
 12.6 MiB +  64.0 KiB =  12.7 MiB       teamviewerd
 14.3 MiB + 582.5 KiB =  14.8 MiB       pulseaudio
 10.6 MiB +   5.2 MiB =  15.8 MiB       postgres (6)
 12.6 MiB +   5.2 MiB =  17.8 MiB       yakuake
 17.7 MiB +   4.4 MiB =  22.1 MiB       akonadi_newmailnotifier_agent
 14.9 MiB +   7.4 MiB =  22.3 MiB       kded5
 18.0 MiB +   4.4 MiB =  22.4 MiB       akonadi_notes_agent
 21.0 MiB +   1.5 MiB =  22.5 MiB       akonadiserver
 17.8 MiB +   5.5 MiB =  23.3 MiB       krunner
 20.1 MiB +   5.4 MiB =  25.5 MiB       copyq (2)
 19.7 MiB +   7.5 MiB =  27.2 MiB       akonadi_mailfilter_agent
 22.1 MiB +   6.7 MiB =  28.8 MiB       akonadi_sendlater_agent
 22.6 MiB +   7.3 MiB =  29.9 MiB       akonadi_archivemail_agent
 26.6 MiB +   5.2 MiB =  31.8 MiB       c
 28.9 MiB +   3.0 MiB =  31.9 MiB       Xorg
 30.1 MiB +   3.9 MiB =  34.0 MiB       autokey-gtk
 32.1 MiB +   3.4 MiB =  35.5 MiB       meteo-qt
 31.4 MiB +   5.1 MiB =  36.6 MiB       kwin_x11
 32.0 MiB +   5.6 MiB =  37.6 MiB       korgac
 34.8 MiB +   4.8 MiB =  39.6 MiB       cairo-dock
 35.7 MiB +   4.9 MiB =  40.5 MiB       ulauncher
 43.3 MiB +   5.0 MiB =  48.3 MiB       Plex DLNA Server
 35.7 MiB +  13.3 MiB =  49.0 MiB       akonadi_googlecalendar_resource (2)
 73.9 MiB +   5.3 MiB =  79.2 MiB       Plex Media Server
 77.1 MiB +   6.9 MiB =  83.9 MiB       Plex Script Host (2)
100.1 MiB +  12.5 MiB = 112.6 MiB       plasmashell
125.3 MiB + 223.5 KiB = 125.5 MiB       mysqld
160.2 MiB +   2.1 MiB = 162.3 MiB       dropbox
  1.2 GiB + 124.5 MiB =   1.4 GiB       vivaldi-bin (25)
---------------------------------
                          2.9 GiB
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The whole measurement is more or less meaningless if you decide to set up a swap file or a swap partition.

Host: … Kernel: 4.10.1-1-MANJARO x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.9.3
Distro: Manjaro Linux
Info: Processes: 153 Uptime: 2:37 Memory: 857.6/15992.6MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.

Can you share that conky setup :slight_smile: ?

OMG, a 2 year old necrobump pinging a user who hasn't even posted since 2017. Seriously? :crazy_face:

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