On Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 9:19:31 PM UTC-4, Marke50 wrote:
> On Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 8:31:55 PM UTC-4, cez...@gmail.com wrote:
> > Den onsdag den 6. september 2017 kl. 00.14.28 UTC skrev Mark Eubanks:
> > > On Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 7:55:44 PM UTC-4, cez...@gmail.com wrote:
> > > > Den tirsdag den 5. september 2017 kl. 23.48.08 UTC skrev Mark Eubanks:
> > > > > On Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 12:06:28 PM UTC-4, Mark Eubanks
> > > > > wrote:
> > > > > > Can someone explain why I can start the work VM but when I start
> > > > > > the personal I get the ERROR: insufficient mem . Even though the
> > > > > > memory settings are the same
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > thanks
> > > > >
> > > > > I have 16 gig of ram but if I do a free -m it only shows a total of
> > > > > 1058
> > > > > used 364 free 26 . I'm not doing anything on any of the VM's its
> > > > > pretty much a new install and I can't open the personal vm .Anyone
> > > > > have any ideas
> > > >
> > > > ah, you did this in Dom0 terminal right?
> > > > The reason is because Qubes attempts to automatically balance which
> > > > AppVM gets more RAM than the other. If you right click on each AppVM in
> > > > the Qubes Manager (Qubes 3.2), you can see the automatic memory setting
> > > > under the Advanced tab, near the RAM amount fields.
> > > > So since each AppVM gets their fair share of the RAM portion, Dom0 will
> > > > have less memory for itself. This might change dynamically, for example
> > > > if you run a lot of AppVM's, the amount of RAM Dom0 has may shrink.
> > > > Wnile not many AppVM's are running, or after a fresh boot, Dom0 should
> > > > have more memory.
> > > > If you open the Qubes Manager in Qubes 3.2, you can see the allocated
> > > > memory to Dom0 and each the VM's. If it isnt visible, then you can make
> > > > it visible at the top in the "View" menu.
> > > >
> > > > Also note that automatic memory dyanamics does not work if a VM has a
> > > > PCI card passed through. So if you have any with automatic memory
> > > > dynamics disabled, be careful you don't give it too much of your RAM
> > > > resources. 16GB is a good amount, but it can still quickly run you if
> > > > you have the wrong settings, or run unusual memory hungry and intensive
> > > > programs.
> > >
> > > Yes, this was in Dom0 term
> > >
> > > I tried lowering the mem usage per vm and it seem to take care of the
> > > problem but I rebooted and it was again not allowing any other vm's to
> > > start other Dom0 mem shows 1092 mb sys-net shows 401 mb, sys-firewall 151
> > > mb ( I lowered it) sys-whonix, 151 mb ( which I lowered it as well) which
> > > comes no where close to 16 MEG
> > > What's a good number to run the vm's at for mem min and max ? I'm just
> > > not sure whats taking up all the mem.
> > hmm odd, you shouldn't have memory issues with 16GB memory, unless you run
> > something big, or way too many VM's.
> > Try run
> > 'XL list'
> > in Dom0 terminal.
> > Grab a calculator, add up the "Mem" sizes of all the running VM's, see if
> > it adds up to 16GB.
> > If it adds up, then you should be able to detect where your RAM is used in
> > the 'xl list' as well.
> > Be careful with loweing the sys-firewall and sys-net memory though. Frankly
> > I dont know if anything can happen, but I can't imagine it is a good thing
> > if they run out of memory. It's probably better to keep them at the default
> > values, just to be safe.
> "btw Mark, I noticed it isn't the first time, but give it a day or two for
> answers. While Qubes is getting more and more popular, there aren't too many
> people around here. It gets worse since Qubes has many different
> forums/IRC/mail-posts/etc. so among the Qubes users that are, many are spread
> out. It will often take time to get answers. So, no need to worry."
> I will keep this in mind.
> still looking at it .. it shouldn't be this hard
This was as far as I can tell a physical mem problem. I believe this was
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