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Re: RAM fills up
« Reply #30 on: June 26, 2019, 08:12:47 am »
After reinstalling, same problem occurs. Htop shows, at the top:

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python /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintUpdate/mintUpdate.py show
2.7% MEM, 3 PIDs

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nemo-desktop
2.3% MEM, 4 PIDs

Both not increasing. The next process increases and decreases over time and is constantly running:

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/usr/lib/xorg/Xorg -core :0 -seat seat0 -auth /var/run/lightdm/root/:0 -notulisten tcp vt7
2.0% MEM, 4PIDs

Next process:

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/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/xfce4/panel/wrapper-2.0 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/xfce4/panel/
1.7% MEM, 6 PIDs

I have tried Linux Mint also; no problem. But I like the Peppermint distro better and bluetooth did not work.

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Re: RAM fills up
« Reply #31 on: June 26, 2019, 10:45:20 am »
I am sorry, have found out that the processes I entered are not complete. However, I have killed all but the one with tcp vt7; this ends withh -novtswich. I can only kill this one as user root, then I get the login screen.
Did not stop the memory filling up.
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Re: RAM fills up
« Reply #32 on: June 26, 2019, 01:43:36 pm »
Is there a way to download an older version of peppermint? I cannot seem to find it. I have seen an older version to work properly with other OSs

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Re: RAM fills up
« Reply #33 on: June 26, 2019, 04:11:13 pm »
Yes, go to the bottom of the main page and you should find the links to earlier versions.

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Re: RAM fills up
« Reply #34 on: June 26, 2019, 09:08:39 pm »
Problem solved! I have installed Peppermint 9 and memory usage is stable.

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Re: RAM fills up
« Reply #35 on: June 26, 2019, 09:15:27 pm »
I am content with this solution; I will mark this subject as solved because I no longer have 10. One last question: Is there something I should do to prevent the system to update to Peppermint 10?
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Re: RAM fills up
« Reply #36 on: June 26, 2019, 10:25:32 pm »
No joy, bluetooth does not work. Cannot find JBL2 Speaker. Can I solve this problem in Peppermint 9? Should I open a new topic?

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Re: RAM fills up
« Reply #37 on: June 26, 2019, 11:57:55 pm »
I am content with this solution; I will mark this subject as solved because I no longer have 10. One last question: Is there something I should do to prevent the system to update to Peppermint 10?

No, Peppermint only does stable releases. You will stay on PM9, unless you manually update it.
Support for PM9 ends 2023, so enjoy and don't be afraid of updates  :)

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Re: RAM fills up
« Reply #38 on: June 27, 2019, 12:00:31 am »
No joy, bluetooth does not work. Cannot find JBL2 Speaker. Can I solve this problem in Peppermint 9? Should I open a new topic?

Yes, please. Also, when you do provide the output of
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Re: RAM fills up
« Reply #39 on: June 27, 2019, 01:02:42 pm »
Though technically the problem is not solved; but I am staying with Peppermint 9 even when I cannot connect the bluetooth speaker. So I will mark this topic as SOLVED.
I posted a new topic Bluetooth speaker not found.
Thank you all for the help.

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Re: RAM fills up (SOLVED)
« Reply #40 on: July 01, 2019, 07:40:10 am »
For anyone reading this .. the answer to this problem turned out to be a kernel regression on this specific hardware.

Upgrading either Peppermint 9 to the hwe-18.04-edge track with
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sudo apt-get install --install-recommends linux-generic-hwe-18.04 xserver-xorg-hwe-18.04
then
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sudo apt-get install --install-recommends linux-generic-hwe-18.04-edge
or Peppermint 10 to the hwe-18.04-edge track with just
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sudo apt-get install --install-recommends linux-generic-hwe-18.04-edge
fixed the issue by moving to the 5.0 kernel, as can be seen here:
https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,8605.msg88206.html#msg88206
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