Budgie is consuming ram a little more than usual

I removed xfce and i wanted to try different DE.
So i chose budgie and i installed using the eos package list.
But after installation i feel like i’m still using vanilla gnome.
when i right click on desktop and choose system settings nothing works.BUT,when i search settings on the search i get the gnome settings(GTK4) and the theming is still adwaita.
And budgie is eating ram than normal(I’ve used budgie before on the same lap with almost same condition).
Plz help.

Install ps_mem and then run sudo ps_mem to see what is consuming memory.

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Private  +   Shared  =  RAM used	Program

112.0 KiB + 154.0 KiB = 266.0 KiB	fusermount3
404.0 KiB + 520.0 KiB = 924.0 KiB	rtkit-daemon
628.0 KiB + 772.0 KiB =   1.4 MiB	xdg-permission-store
668.0 KiB + 824.0 KiB =   1.5 MiB	gsd-screensaver-proxy
672.0 KiB + 962.0 KiB =   1.6 MiB	gvfsd-metadata
768.0 KiB + 958.0 KiB =   1.7 MiB	gsd-a11y-settings
860.0 KiB +   1.0 MiB =   1.8 MiB	gsd-rfkill
908.0 KiB +   1.0 MiB =   1.9 MiB	gvfs-mtp-volume-monitor
976.0 KiB +   1.2 MiB =   2.1 MiB	power-profiles-daemon
576.0 KiB +   1.6 MiB =   2.1 MiB	avahi-daemon (2)
  1.0 MiB +   1.2 MiB =   2.2 MiB	gvfsd-fuse
  1.0 MiB +   1.2 MiB =   2.2 MiB	gsd-usb-protection
  1.0 MiB +   1.2 MiB =   2.2 MiB	xdg-document-portal
  1.1 MiB +   1.3 MiB =   2.4 MiB	at-spi-bus-launcher
  1.1 MiB +   1.4 MiB =   2.5 MiB	at-spi2-registryd
  1.2 MiB +   1.5 MiB =   2.6 MiB	gsd-housekeeping
  1.2 MiB +   1.5 MiB =   2.7 MiB	gvfs-gphoto2-volume-monitor
  1.2 MiB +   1.5 MiB =   2.8 MiB	gvfsd
  1.4 MiB +   1.6 MiB =   3.0 MiB	dconf-service
  1.3 MiB +   1.7 MiB =   3.0 MiB	gsd-sound
  1.1 MiB +   1.9 MiB =   3.1 MiB	gvfs-afc-volume-monitor
  1.2 MiB +   1.9 MiB =   3.1 MiB	gsd-wwan
  1.5 MiB +   1.7 MiB =   3.3 MiB	accounts-daemon
992.0 KiB +   2.5 MiB =   3.4 MiB	systemd-timesyncd
  1.4 MiB +   2.0 MiB =   3.5 MiB	gsd-sharing
  1.4 MiB +   2.1 MiB =   3.6 MiB	zeitgeist-daemon
  1.7 MiB +   1.9 MiB =   3.7 MiB	bluetoothd
  1.6 MiB +   2.2 MiB =   3.8 MiB	gsd-disk-utility-notify
  1.7 MiB +   2.1 MiB =   3.8 MiB	goa-identity-service
  1.5 MiB +   2.4 MiB =   3.9 MiB	gsd-datetime
  1.4 MiB +   2.7 MiB =   4.1 MiB	systemd-logind
  1.6 MiB +   2.6 MiB =   4.2 MiB	gsd-print-notifications
  1.8 MiB +   2.6 MiB =   4.4 MiB	upowerd
  2.2 MiB +   2.6 MiB =   4.8 MiB	gsd-smartcard
  2.6 MiB +   2.9 MiB =   5.5 MiB	gnome-keyring-daemon
  2.3 MiB +   3.3 MiB =   5.6 MiB	sudo
  2.8 MiB +   3.7 MiB =   6.5 MiB	gvfs-udisks2-volume-monitor
  2.7 MiB +   4.1 MiB =   6.8 MiB	gsd-printer
  3.1 MiB +   4.1 MiB =   7.2 MiB	xdg-desktop-portal
  3.1 MiB +   4.2 MiB =   7.3 MiB	systemd-udevd
  3.4 MiB +   4.3 MiB =   7.7 MiB	zeitgeist-fts
  3.3 MiB +   4.6 MiB =   7.8 MiB	lightdm (2)
  3.9 MiB +   5.0 MiB =   8.9 MiB	gnome-session-binary
  4.2 MiB +   5.4 MiB =   9.6 MiB	dbus-daemon (3)
  4.2 MiB +   5.7 MiB =   9.9 MiB	wpa_supplicant
  5.0 MiB +   6.4 MiB =  11.4 MiB	zeitgeist-datahub
  5.6 MiB +   6.7 MiB =  12.3 MiB	udisksd
  5.8 MiB +   6.8 MiB =  12.6 MiB	colord
  5.2 MiB +   8.6 MiB =  13.8 MiB	evolution-source-registry
  7.6 MiB +   8.9 MiB =  16.4 MiB	budgie-extras-daemon
  7.6 MiB +   9.0 MiB =  16.5 MiB	budgie-polkit-dialog
  7.7 MiB +   9.1 MiB =  16.8 MiB	gsd-keyboard
  7.8 MiB +   9.4 MiB =  17.1 MiB	windowshufflerdaemon
  7.9 MiB +   9.5 MiB =  17.4 MiB	previews_daemon
  5.3 MiB +  12.2 MiB =  17.5 MiB	evolution-calendar-factory
  4.6 MiB +  13.0 MiB =  17.6 MiB	appimagelauncherd
  8.2 MiB +   9.6 MiB =  17.7 MiB	gsd-wacom
  8.0 MiB +   9.7 MiB =  17.7 MiB	xdg-desktop-portal-gtk
  7.4 MiB +  10.5 MiB =  17.9 MiB	NetworkManager
  4.4 MiB +  14.1 MiB =  18.5 MiB	systemd (3)
  8.5 MiB +  10.4 MiB =  18.9 MiB	gsd-color
  5.6 MiB +  13.3 MiB =  18.9 MiB	evolution-addressbook-factory
  8.7 MiB +  10.4 MiB =  19.0 MiB	gsd-xsettings
  8.9 MiB +  11.1 MiB =  20.0 MiB	gsd-media-keys
  8.9 MiB +  11.2 MiB =  20.0 MiB	gsd-power
 10.3 MiB +  11.4 MiB =  21.6 MiB	systemd-journald
 11.7 MiB +  14.2 MiB =  25.8 MiB	pipewire-media-session
 11.6 MiB +  14.3 MiB =  25.9 MiB	tracker-miner-fs-3
  8.8 MiB +  17.1 MiB =  26.0 MiB	baloo_file [deleted]
  7.6 MiB +  19.0 MiB =  26.6 MiB	goa-daemon
 10.4 MiB +  17.3 MiB =  27.7 MiB	org.buddiesofbudgie.budgie-desktop-view
  9.7 MiB +  19.2 MiB =  28.9 MiB	budgie-screensaver
 11.9 MiB +  17.4 MiB =  29.3 MiB	budgie-daemon
 11.8 MiB +  18.0 MiB =  29.8 MiB	nm-applet
 14.8 MiB +  15.3 MiB =  30.1 MiB	polkitd
 14.7 MiB +  22.0 MiB =  36.8 MiB	gnome-terminal-server
 18.3 MiB +  18.5 MiB =  36.8 MiB	zsh
 18.2 MiB +  20.1 MiB =  38.4 MiB	pipewire
 20.9 MiB +  21.7 MiB =  42.6 MiB	pipewire-pulse
 15.1 MiB +  30.9 MiB =  46.0 MiB	previews_creator
 15.5 MiB +  31.8 MiB =  47.3 MiB	evolution-alarm-notify
 25.2 MiB +  32.3 MiB =  57.5 MiB	budgie-panel
 47.0 MiB +  91.5 MiB = 138.4 MiB	budgie-wm
 45.3 MiB + 105.4 MiB = 150.7 MiB	Xorg
160.6 MiB + 206.4 MiB = 367.0 MiB	easyeffects
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                          1.7 GiB
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Don’t mind the easyeffects.
Even without easyeffects usage is high

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I don’t see this as a memory problem. What are your hardware specs?

inxi -Faz | eos-sendlog

1.3 GiB at idle seems pretty high to me.

You have a lot of strange stuff there though. You seem to be running programs from multiple DEs. Do you have more than one DE installed?

Yeah I previously installed xfce and kde but now only budgie.
Please help.

Switching desktops requires some care. How did you remove xfce and plasma?

Have you tried removing orphans?

Oh How to do that?

Please refer archwiki regarding this.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Pacman/Tips_and_tricks#Removing_unused_packages_(orphans)

Are xfce and kde based processes still running on my system :roll_eyes:?

I am not familiar enough with budgie to know which of those processes belong to budgie but at the very least you shouldn’t be running baloo.

You also have a number of other things running which are consuming memory that I don’t think would be in a base install.

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How can i remove KDE(atleast) completely from my system?

sudo pacman -Rc plasma

Then remove orphans as described above.

sudo pacman -Qtdq | pacman -Rns -
error: you cannot perform this operation unless you are root.

You need sudo in front of both pacman commands.

sudo pacman -Qtdq | sudo pacman -Rns -
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