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Thu May 8 15:17:30 UTC 2008
Ted Hilts wrote:
> Here is my swap:
> ted at Ubuntu:~$ swapon -s
> Filename Type Size Used Priority
> /dev/sda4 partition 854272 405932 -1
> ted at Ubuntu:~$
> Getting close to 1 GByte -- that ought to be enough when nothing is
> happenning -- that is I emptied the 4 desktops and all that was left
> were the icons put in place during installation.
No, that isn't anywhere NEAR enough for a modern system. The "icons" are
irrelevant - they're not running programs. It's the programs that are
_running_ that matter.
> One big point everyone is missing is that it worked and now it doesn't.
No, that's definitely not something I missed. That's exactly why I say you
have a configuration problem, not a distribution problem. And in my eyes,
the configuration problem is precisely that you don't have anywhere near
> On power up it worked but complained it did not work but it did.
And you haven't answered my questions about that.
> So far, no one has yet come up with a solution to this problem I have
So far, at least two people have told you exactly what your problem is.
So, one last try before I give up on you. What does "free" show?
derek at bella:~$ free
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 1025972 934844 91128 0 52 311512
-/+ buffers/cache: 623280 402692
Swap: 3004112 30280 2973832
If the number in the "used" column for Mem is less than the number in
the "free" column for Swap, you need a bigger swap partition [and before
someone says how untrue that is, I know, it's just an approximation].
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