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Very high memory usage from gnome-shell

asked 2015-09-09 11:04:45 -0600

Droidge gravatar image

When I boot into F22 gnome-shell, it starts at 60 MB. Then, as I interact with my programs, it goes around 200 MB (the average gnome-shell usage on my end). However, once in a blue moon, the entire desktop environment will start lagging and stuttering, and gnome-shell will be the culprit behind that, at more than 2 GB of memory usage.

Why does that happen? I check the problem out on various online forums, and it seems like the Nvidia drivers are what often cause the problem. However, I am using Radeon graphics. I therefore fail to see how the Nvidia drivers would affect me.

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Are you using any extensions? Sometimes extensions make gnome shell go crazy.

hmaarrfk gravatar imagehmaarrfk ( 2015-09-09 12:27:53 -0600 )edit
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Have you tried examining the process with tools like lsof or pmap (lsof -p PIDnumber or pmap -x PIDnumber)?

masteroman gravatar imagemasteroman ( 2015-09-09 13:16:19 -0600 )edit

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answered 2016-11-30 11:04:47 -0600

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nividia drivers cause these issues usually but radeon drivers are much worse there updates lag a lot . i think u should download as many previous versions of the radeon drivers and install that and then i think one of the previous version will stop overloading the shell and will be compatible .

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