> Sorry, what are you saying the problem is here?
maybe this will appeal more
PID USERNAME THR PRI NICE SIZE RES STATE TIME WCPU COMMAND
2166 randy 4 20 0 166M 108M kserel 3:51 0.00% firefox-bin
1343 randy 1 96 0 126M 83500K select 2:44 2.00% Xorg
1394 randy 4 20 0 102M 51456K kserel 0:08 0.00% nautilus
and the Xorg one just keeps growing and growing and growing.
i am also suspicious of firefox, which grows as well.
nautilus is a pig, bit stays the same size.
it's the xorg which will eventually cause swap and then, as it
fills swap, death.