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Posted 29 March 2013 - 05:58 PM
Posted 30 March 2013 - 01:46 PM
Powerboost...as in Comcast powerboost? The temporary increase in download speed on the
front end of large downloads?
Posted 30 March 2013 - 05:47 PM
Posted 30 March 2013 - 06:34 PM
Okay...so you created a swap file on a flash drive and you are asking if you remove the
flash drive if Ubuntu will find the flash drive and use it as swap automatically without you
recreating the swap file on the flash drive when you plug it back in....right?
Posted 30 March 2013 - 08:44 PM
Thanks for your response. I am an Absolute Beginner so
please bear with me.
Yes. I created the swap file. When I reboot, Ubuntu
recognizes the drive in the home folder. I am supposed
to have 512MB Ram, but machine recognizes 432MB.
My plan was to use the powerboost flashdrive(4g) to
speed things up.
I am floundering around in the Ubuntu Sea, but i'm
keeping my head up. aki
Posted 31 March 2013 - 05:40 AM
The only thing I can think of is that your comp assigns the "missing" 80mb to the graphics hardware.
I looked at another topic of yours and see that your comp is a Dell Optiplex GX110. Checking
at Crucial, 512mb of RAM is all your GX110 will support. That nixes my suggesting you get more RAM.
You haven't said whether or not the swap file you created on the flash drive is being used by Ubuntu.
Posted 31 March 2013 - 10:01 AM
this computer is K8V-MX series.. The gx110 is recycled.
How can I tell if the swap file is being used? in sysinfo, the
Memory Info shows- Memory Total 432 MiB 16% free
Swap total 661MiB 62% free
Edited by intaki, 31 March 2013 - 10:08 AM.
Posted 31 March 2013 - 11:09 AM
I don't know how to tell for sure which swap file is being used...hdd or flash drive
K8V-MX series seems to be part of an Asus mother board model. Looking at a couple of
those your mother board may support up to 2 GB of memory. That would be the best
way to increase your comp's efficiency...speed.
To verify the above you can have Crucial to scan your comp and recommend memory.
You will need to run the scan in Windows...not Ubuntu.
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