[arch-general] Tips for a stable GNOME Shell?

Marcelo "Marc" Ranolfi marc.2377 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 12 02:47:33 UTC 2018


Replacing GDM for LightDM was a smart move.
(You can make it look like GDM; here's a hand: https://goo.gl/WpMrYg)

If you like GNOME and would still like to use it, I recommend changing
vm.swappiness to a higher value (default is 60). In my case I found
that changing it to 80 solved most of my unresponsive DE issues -
although I use Cinnamon, and I have 8GB of RAM. YMMV.


On Sun, Feb 11, 2018 at 8:39 PM, Giovanni Santini via arch-general
<arch-general at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Hello again,
> Thanks to your suggestions, I decided to
> 1. Replace GDM with LightDM
> 2. Install LXDE as lightweight DE
> The installation was easy and I am really glad of the RAM performance
> obtained (I suppose GDM was the real resource hog).
> These is only one small desire that is still unexpressed for me: I both
> have mutter and openbox locally installed and I would like to use only
> mutter (looks much better) when using LXDE.
> The problem is that I have literally no idea of how to set up its keys;
> from its man, I should change them from the Control Center, that is not
> present in LXDE (it's GNOME stuff) and I am not sure of which GNOME
> settings services I should execute to make it work. If anyone has any
> tips, please speak ahead!
> Thanks again to all, anyways :)
> --
> Giovanni Santini
> My blog: http://giovannisantini.tk
> My code: https://git{hub,lab}.com/ItachiSan

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