>I have reduced my bootup memory usage from the default in Ubuntu of about 130/150 mb to a nice 80 or so megs used. Which isn’t as good as Xubuntu or Fluxbuntu, but it is closer.
How’d I do it?
- No more extra terminals
This saved a nice amount of memory
- Edit /etc/default/console-setup
- Make it look like this
# Setup these consoles. Most people do not need to change this.
- Reboot to take effect
- Fast User Switcher and Desktop Search take up a good amount
- I deleted one entire panel and consolidated on one
- I also moved workrave from a panel to run at startup
- I used Synaptic and removed everything that had cupsys or foomatic in it
- Making sure not to remove anything important at the same time
- Clearly if you want printing.. don’t do this!’
This makes me wonder how much of the memory requirement on the Ubuntu Desktop CD could be tweaked.