[xubuntu-users] Seeking help: computer wakes to dark screen

JMZ florentior at gmail.com
Sat Jan 21 05:58:15 UTC 2017

Peter's tips on swap reminds me of another point.  2GB RAM is a bit 
small, even for xubuntu.  Swap isn't really the same as RAM memory. 
Generally speaking, it's a hard disk partition which emulates RAM memory 
when the RAM is maxed out.  It's slow, and not as reliable as RAM memory.

I've never owned any Mac, but the new Macs are very similar to PC's 
under the hood.  I'd get another 2GB of memory at least just to make 
sure that you aren't relying on swap to keep your system running. RAM is 
really cheap now compared to, say, 23 years ago ($20, $30?). I remember 
buying _2 MB_ of PC RAM for $200 ($325 today) in the early 1990s!

> On 01/20/2017 01:44 PM, Joanna Hoyt wrote:
>> I just installed 32-bit Xubuntu LTS 16.04 Xenial Xerus on a
>> partition of my MacBook Pro 1,2 with a 2.16 GHz Intel Core Duo
>> processor and 2GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM. The brightness is fine at
>> startup and during use, but after sleep the screen is very dark;
>> [...] I've also seen online posts from Xubuntu users with different
>> hardware reporting the same problem.

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