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

Roger linux.rog at gmail.com
Sat Jan 21 14:41:17 UTC 2017


Take a look at RAM utilisation before jumping to buying more. It's rare to go over using 2 GB. LINUX is very good at utilizing RAM efficiently.

On January 21, 2017 12:58:15 AM EST, JMZ <florentior at gmail.com> wrote:
>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!
>
>Jordan
>> 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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