xubuntu 14.04

As previously mentioned my Xubuntu install was suffering from some serious issues,  so this afternoon I created a USB install disk and did a reinstall but dual booted a new fresh install with the old one.

This seems to have done the trick a nice stable installation.

 

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The dual boot was for copying my old /home/user to the new /home/user data across,  this for the most part kept ALL my settings, loading up thunderbird meant that it restored my settings.  So I now have a dual boot system, with my old install being reduced to 90 GB, which is great as I can use that for something else,  testing another distro for example.

Note

1. /home/user is just an example,

2. Keeping the same user name avoids issues with file / user / group permissions

Now that I have a much more stable system I an hopefully do some useful testing and development,  get back to the torios stuff for example.

$ df -h
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda6       145G   25G  113G  19% /
none            4.0K     0  4.0K   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
udev            872M  4.0K  872M   1% /dev
tmpfs           177M  1.2M  175M   1% /run
none            5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock
none            881M  216K  881M   1% /run/shm
none            100M   36K  100M   1% /run/user

Hard disk usage (includes user files), actual OS footprint is much lower.

~$ free -h
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:          1.7G       1.6G       140M        13M        36M       949M
-/+ buffers/cache:       634M       1.1G
Swap:         1.7G       504K       1.7G
:~$

Memory usage seems a bit high !!!,

Closing  thunderbird seems to free up RAM

h           total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:          1.7G       1.5G       230M        13M        36M       950M
-/+ buffers/cache:       545M       1.2G
Swap:         1.7G       504K       1.7G
psutton@ER1401:~$

Further investigation should help

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Run top to see what is actually running.  I will investigate and see how much memory I can actually free up.