[Resolved] Re: video problems in Ubuntu

Basil Chupin blchupin at iinet.net.au
Sun Jan 22 00:04:49 UTC 2012

On 22/01/12 01:25, Douglas Pollard wrote:
> On 01/20/2012 10:19 PM, Basil Chupin wrote:
>> On 21/01/12 13:41, Ioannis Vranos wrote:
>>> On Sat, Jan 21, 2012 at 4:13 AM, Basil 
>>> Chupin<blchupin at iinet.net.au>  wrote:
>>>>> Ubuntu installs memtest86+. All he has to do is, keep pressing Shift
>>>>> key during boot, and at the menu that pops up, select memtest86+.
>>>> But it all depends on which version Ubuntu installs for itself. The 
>>>> latest
>>>> version from memtest.org is v4.20 and you use this because earlier
>>>> version(s) had a problem when doing Test #5 and gave wrong results. If
>>>> Ubuntu now does have v4.2 then that's fine and no need to download 
>>>> it from
>>>> memtest.org.
>>> I checked Synaptic, and I saw that in Ubuntu 11.10, the latest
>>> memtest86+ version is installed.
>> Aha, that's good.
>> Only hassle is: Doug is using Ubuntu 11.04...... :-) .
>> BC
>    I really don't think there is anything wrong with the memory as 
> system monitor says my computer is using 100 percent of the memory the 
> whole time.

<Sigh> OK, have it your way.

>   The swap file in the beginning only has about 3% data in it and it 
> slowly increases to 50% and finally after about 1 hour of file 
> rendering gets up to 100%.   Such a small amount of swap space it 
> fills up quick. For now I will follow No0p's suggestion and add more 
> memory then I will use Gparted to to increase the swapfile from 885mb  
> to about 4 gig.  The video I am working with is black and white and if 
> it were full color I would likely need 4g of memory and 4 g of swap 
> space or more to render.  Most of the color video I have done has only 
> been 15 minutes long or less so the swap never gets big enough to 
> cause a problem.   I will install 4gig with the idea I will at some 
> point need all of it.
> Thanks all, for helping. I'll let you know how this works out.    Doug

Are you sure that your motherboard will accept 4 GB of RAM? And which 
type? Have you checked?


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