Date: prev next · Thread: first prev next last
2018 Archives by date, by thread · List index

I always have issues with systems with only 1 GB of RAM.

Do you have a lot of disk activity when you open the file? You say 5.5 GB free space. That seems low somehow. Have you installed "disks" or "gparted"? I think you might want to look into the size of your Swap partition. I have 4.1 GB Swap partition on this laptop. That was what Ubuntu created automatically during the install.

I know that Linux ext4 do not need defraging like you need with FAT/FAT32/NTFS Windows partitions, but the Windows rule of not going below a free space of less than 10% of the partition's size.  On low RAM [ 2 or less GB ] systems with 80 GB, 250 GB. or 500 GB drives, that I have created in the past [ both Ubuntu and Xubuntu ], seems to take longer when I get below 10 or 20 GB free space. It is even worse when you combined with a slower single/dual core processor.

I gets worse when you figure in the fact that a lot of built in video cards shared the RAM with all the system's RAM needs for running the OS and the packages. The lower available RAM, the more you need a good SWAP partition size. I have a lot of experience with taking  32-bit and 64-bit processor XP systems to Linux boxes. Even running Xubuntu instead of Ubuntu did not help much getting good performance with those systems.

Yes, having Calc take so long to open the file, with no problem moving desktop windows around the screen, seems "weird". But, low RAM issues can create "weird" issues, in my experiences over the past 10+ years using Linux on them.

On 03/30/2018 03:38 PM, John R. Sowden wrote:
version  xubuntu 16.04 LTS  1 GB RAM 5.5 GB available disk space


On 03/30/2018 09:26 AM, John R. Sowden wrote:
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

LO version uk, updated about 6 mo ago, I believe

(I tried to open a smaller SS but I got a full gray screen, no menu bar, only title and close box.  After 5 min I closed it

Note this does not happen when I open SS files only.  Only iof I am trting to edit this ascii file.  When I click on a cell, it takes about 5 min for the cursor to move to that cell even if it is only a few cells away.

On 03/30/2018 06:54 AM, jorge Rodríguez wrote:
Hi John and all:

        Would you please tell us to the e-mail list what kind of Operative System do you have and the LibreOffice version do you use ?


Jorge Rodríguez

El 29/03/2018 a las 23:49, John R. Sowden escribió:
I read in a ascii database into calc. It is taking 97-98% of the cpu resource per htop, yet nothing is happening.  I move the cursor to a cell, big gray box, sits ther for > 15 minutes, yet I can move the window, play freecell, et. with no problem.  It seems the slowness is in LO, not the system at large.



To unsubscribe e-mail to:
Posting guidelines + more:
List archive:
All messages sent to this list will be publicly archived and cannot be deleted


Privacy Policy | Impressum (Legal Info) | Copyright information: Unless otherwise specified, all text and images on this website are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. This does not include the source code of LibreOffice, which is licensed under the Mozilla Public License (MPLv2). "LibreOffice" and "The Document Foundation" are registered trademarks of their corresponding registered owners or are in actual use as trademarks in one or more countries. Their respective logos and icons are also subject to international copyright laws. Use thereof is explained in our trademark policy.