Low memory on Garuda linux along side windows 10

I'm getting a notification from nohang "low memory" and terminate my "Android studio". Is that for dual boot on my 4gb ram laptop. If i remove windows 10. Will the problem solve?

You can make a swap partition

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We need all specs.


and post

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as text! Even if you personally think it is unnecessary.



How are you even using Windows 10 with 4 GB RAM?


Well, garuda uses zram, which requires more memory. And kde by itself is heavy, you should either customize your system to use less memory or use another more lightweight garuda edition

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System:    Kernel: 5.11.9-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0  

parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen root=UUID=eb182ce6-1dac-4c27-8513-50eaf6985595  
rw [email protected] quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 loglevel=3

Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.21.3 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM  

Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux  

Machine:   Type: Laptop System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP Pavilion 15 Notebook PC  
v: 0976100000405F10000610180 serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <filter>  

Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 2281 v: 77.35 serial: <filter> UEFI-[Legacy]: Insyde v: F.36  
date: 02/02/2015  
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 0% condition: 13.3/13.3 Wh (100.0%) volts: 10.8 min: 14.8  

model: Hewlett-Packard Primary type: Li-ion serial: N/A status: Unknown  

CPU:       Info: Dual Core model: Intel Core i3-4030U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Haswell family: 6  
model-id: 45 (69) stepping: 1 microcode: 26 cache: L2: 3 MiB  

flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 15164  

Speed: 1896 MHz min/max: 800/1900 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1896 2: 1896 3: 1896 4: 1897  
Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled  

Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable  
Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable  
Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI  
Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp  
Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization  
Type: spectre_v2  
mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling  
Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode  
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected  

Graphics:  Device-1: Intel Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: i915 v: kernel  
bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:0a16 class-ID: 0300  
Device-2: NVIDIA GM108M [GeForce 830M] vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: nvidia v: 460.67  
alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm bus-ID: 0a:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1340 class-ID: 0302  
Device-3: Chicony HP Truevision HD camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-1.3:3  
chip-ID: 04f2:b40e class-ID: 0e02  
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.10 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: loaded: intel,nvidia  
unloaded: modesetting,nouveau alternate: fbdev,nv,vesa display-ID: :0 screens: 1  
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1366x768 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 361x203mm (14.2x8.0") s-diag: 414mm (16.3")  
Monitor-1: eDP1 res: 1366x768 hz: 60 dpi: 102 size: 340x190mm (13.4x7.5") diag: 389mm (15.3")  
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 4400 (HSW GT2) v: 4.5 Mesa 20.3.4 compat-v: 3.0  
direct render: Yes  
Audio:     Device-1: Intel Haswell-ULT HD Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel  
bus-ID: 00:03.0 chip-ID: 8086:0a0c class-ID: 0403  
Device-2: Intel 8 Series HD Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel  
bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:9c20 class-ID: 0403  
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.11.9-zen1-1-zen running: yes  
Sound Server-2: JACK v: 0.125.0 running: no  
Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 14.2 running: yes  
Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.24 running: no  
Network:   Device-1: Broadcom BCM43142 802.11b/g/n vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: wl v: kernel port: 6040  
bus-ID: 08:00.0 chip-ID: 14e4:4365 class-ID: 0280  
IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter>  
Device-2: Realtek RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: r8169  
v: kernel port: 4000 bus-ID: 09:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8136 class-ID: 0200  
IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter>  
Bluetooth: Device-1: Broadcom BCM43142A0 Bluetooth Device type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-1.7:4  
chip-ID: 0a5c:216c class-ID: fe01 serial: <filter>
Report: ID: hci0 state: up address: <filter>
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 30.9 GiB (3.3%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: HGST (Hitachi) model: HTS541010A9E680 size: 931.51 GiB
block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: 5400 rpm serial: <filter>
rev: A710 scheme: MBR
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 481.46 GiB size: 481.46 GiB (100.00%) used: 30.9 GiB (6.4%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sda4 maj-min: 8:4
ID-2: /home raw-size: 481.46 GiB size: 481.46 GiB (100.00%) used: 30.9 GiB (6.4%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sda4 maj-min: 8:4
ID-3: /var/log raw-size: 481.46 GiB size: 481.46 GiB (100.00%) used: 30.9 GiB (6.4%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sda4 maj-min: 8:4
ID-4: /var/tmp raw-size: 481.46 GiB size: 481.46 GiB (100.00%) used: 30.9 GiB (6.4%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sda4 maj-min: 8:4
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 10 (default 60) cache-pressure: 75 (default 100)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 965.3 MiB used: 256 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram0
ID-2: swap-2 type: zram size: 965.3 MiB used: 256 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram1
ID-3: swap-3 type: zram size: 965.3 MiB used: 256 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram2
ID-4: swap-4 type: zram size: 965.3 MiB used: 256 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram3
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 60.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:      Processes: 228 Uptime: 7m wakeups: 1 Memory: 3.77 GiB used: 2.09 GiB (55.5%) Init: systemd
v: 247 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 clang: 11.1.0 Packages: 1487 pacman: 1480
lib: 440 snap: 7 Shell: fish v: 3.2.1 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.03

Please read my post.

how i customize? by removing windows 10?

which garuda edition is suitable according my specs?

No, removing windows 10 will not help (probably). You need to disable zram, some heavy kde effects in settings, and any other possible memory-heavy apps/functions

Bspwm, Qtile, lxqt, xfce. First two are "window managers", and need some time and patience to get used to, the last ones are full "desktop environments" and give you a more similar feel to kde

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IGPU use RAM too so buy RAM or use Garuda Xfce or ...

Open firefox and ten tabs and system slow down.

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Usually Window Managers are much leaner than full Desktop Environments. Try i3 WM or if you want to use a DE, you can try KDE Barebones like I did. I had Similar specs. i3 with 2 cores and 4 GB RAM. Never use latte in KDE, minimize/disable all desktop effects, remove all background services you don't need. For most but not all tasks, 4 GB would suffice if you are careful. However, no 10+ tabs in firefox, no opening 8-9 apps at the same time etc.

Some apps require more RAM no matter what you do. Like web browser, some GIMP filters etc.

Easiest solution of course would be to buy more RAM, like I ended up doing. Barring that, keep those suggestions in mind.


Thank You...

Thank You All.

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You're welcome! :blush:

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