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Users complain that lxqt consumes more resources than lxde. Is this true? If it's true, is it because the DE or other ubuntu/core functionalities?
What can be done to make lxqt consume less reosurces?
removing autostart of Qlipper and lxqt-runner (and don't use compton) could make reading of ram ussage arounf 300Mb with "top"

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hmollercl assigned this task to wxl.Apr 1 2019, 4:19 PM
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wxl triaged this task as Normal priority.Apr 9 2019, 1:57 AM

The proceses that pops up consuming memory, that are not lxqt related are:
python3 /usr/share/system-config-printer/
python3 /usr/share/unattended-upgrades/unattended-upgrades-shutdown --wait-for-signal
python3 /usr/bin/networkd-dispacther --run-startup-triggers
python3 /usr/share/apt-xapian-index/update-apt-xapian-index-dbus

I would consider all of those to be needed things:

  • Someone is going to expect that there's a printer daemon working.
  • unattended-upgrades, while we might want to install that by default, is incredibly useful for sysadmins.
  • networkd is systemd. Fun.
  • apt-xapian seems to be for an apt frontend of some kind. What's using that? Perhaps you can look into that for your update notifier?

Regardless, I think the fact that 300 MB of idle usage can be achieved should absolutely be release noted.

I agree that the 3 first are needed, if only those where cpp an not python, it would be lighter.
Not sure what xapian does, will investigate.

wxl added a comment.Apr 12 2019, 12:32 PM

@hmollercl when you finish making it as light as possible, let me know and I'll make a new task for marketing purposes to blog about the footprint of Lubuntu, which was, as I remember, our initial goal.

wxl reassigned this task from wxl to hmollercl.Apr 12 2019, 12:34 PM
wxl added a subscriber: wxl.

…and since this task has become the "make it lighter" task and you seem to be running the charge, I'm assigning to you.