Hi i need some folks who have e17 installed next to another DE to try to confirm my findings.
When i login into e17, X takes up only 20 to 30 mb memory. When i just leave e17 running without opening apps (except for lxterminal and htop) X memory usage slowly grows, after 12 hours it takes +/- 500mb.
Did the same test with lxde, after 12 hours of idling X only consumed 40mb.
Please try out and see if you can reproduce.