Ronald B Cadby
RCadby at RonCadby.org
Fri Jul 2 19:53:54 UTC 2010
Thanks again J.
On 07/02/2010 02:23 PM, ubuntu-users-request at lists.ubuntu.com wrote:
> 8. Re: ubuntu forums (Johnneylee Rollins)
> On Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 14:14, Ronald B Cadby <RCadby at roncadby.org> wrote:
>> > Thanks J.
>> > I appreciate the input and you've sort of reaffirmed that I need better
>> > hardware.
> That always helps... :-)
>> > Is there a reference you could pass on re adjusting the /var space
>> > upward (or any other tips to improve swap space or whatever might
>> > improve my performance)?
> Don't know what you mean by "adjusting the /var space" That has
> little to nothing to do with performance, ............
/var space was referred to in the unbuntu min requirement link you
"Notably, the /var partition contains a lot of state information
specific to Ubuntu in addition to its regular contents, like logfiles."
Is that only manageable at install time?
> Otherwise, install just a larger disk and re-install to that... ....
Oh, no! Not another install! Pleas, not that!............:)
> As for swap space, are you using swap? If you look at the output of
> the command 'free' ..........
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 895484 834964 60520 0 26364 220748
-/+ buffers/cache: 587852 307632
Swap: 2620408 4268 2616140
Looks good at this point....need to check it when I'm 'loaded' with my
usual operating programs. I mostly do a lot of PHP program editing using
BlueFish and always have FF open with its FireFTP and FireBug open, as
well, along with Thunderbird, Terminal, PuTTY, Gedit, and NoteTab Pro in
Wine and other 'stuff' like image editing, OpenOffice spreadsheet data
manipulation, file downloads, video viewing..........:) Any wonder I
Most disturbing, though, are the boot and mouse failures when there's
nothing loaded, yet.
> If you're actually using
> Swap, you've either got some serious computing going on, like
> rendering large images or video, or you're running more stuff than you
> have RAM for..........
> ....... If you DO use swap, ........
Does the 'free' output above indicate that I am?
> Also, if you're using swap space consistently, then you probably DO
> have a performance issue.
It will be interesting to do the 'free' command while I'm all 'loaded' up.
> .........I'm more inclined to fix
> the hardware deficiency first.........
That's my guess, too.
> What kind of system are you running on, anyway? .........
My main workhorse, because of the convenience of mobility is my Dell
laptop, a Vostro 1000, w/AMD64 (I avoid the 64 bit operation as seems to
be mostly recommended) , with single boot to 10.4.
1.9 GHz Athlon 64 bit X2 AMD processor, a 15.4 inch Widescreen WXGA
(1280x800), 874.5MB 667 MHz DDR2 RAM, and a 120GB hard drive .
You can lead a horse to water.....(The Hoarse Whisperer)
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