[Testing Update] 2021-03-03- Kernels, Plasma 5.21.2, Haskell, Kodi, Grub, KDE-Dev

Thanks mate

Just curious: How much RAM do you have installed on your machine?

I am asking this because I have been told that in order to run Gnome, it is recommended to have at least 64 GBytes of RAM installed. As you are even saying that it is running “smooth”, I assume that you have more than that, for example, 128 GB RAM, correct?


Where do those (huge) numbers come from? That sounds outright ridiculus.

If the machine mentioned here was used, that would be 8GB.

My machine equipped with 32GB uses (running gnome) 9% of RAM running Firefox…

Somebody jokes on you :wink:
You can run it in 2GB no problem. In order to surf and have some programs open at least 4, and some swap.

Yes, 8 GB RAM :slight_smile:

And that’s indeed sufficient for running Gnome? I thought that this is not enough to use anything beyond XFCE…

I’ve been running Gnome on my five years old Asus with 6 gb no problem, buttery smooth bu I’d say an ssd is essential. Switched to KDE though since I value the configurability, eqally smooth.

The current version of Gnome without any programs running uses about 400-500 MB of RAM. Older versions of Gnome used over 1 GB. That’s why it has a reputation of being RAM-hungry.

I think all Manjaro edition run under 1GB RAM by default.

any news from the tests of version 5 of Pgadmin 4?

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Thanks for providing the linux511-nvidia-390xx package which enables me to run a 5.11 kernel on my ancient machine with a Nvidia Geforce GTX550 graphics card.

I assume that for the same licensing reasons as for kernel 5.10, installation of the nvidia_uvm module is commented out in PKGBUILD:

#    install -D -m644 "${srcdir}/${_pkg}/kernel/nvidia-uvm.ko" \
#         "${pkgdir}/usr/lib/modules/${_extramodules}/nvidia-uvm.ko"

I enabled these two lines, installed the complete package and could not observe any issues so far.

AFAIR nvidia_uvm is needed only for Cuda, so it’s not necessary if all you need is running X on your GPU.

I know but mkinitcpio -P always throws an error about the missing nvidia_uvm module so if it is indeed deemed unnecessary, it should be disabled there as well.
To be honest, I do not know how to disable the inclusion of nvidia_uvm in mikinitcpio and hence, enabling the module again in the linux511-nvidia390xx package looked like the easier solution, at least for me.