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phinux 08-30-2006 07:58 PM

freebsd 6.1 user memory
 
well i just installed freebsd and i'm using gnome. by looking at the system monitor i can see that when i download something my user memory is being used (downloading a file using firefox 1.5). this memory is the ram right? well my question is why does this do that? is it supposed to? and what happens if i download a file that is bigger than my memory and my swap? shouldn't files be downloading straight to my harddrive, instead of being stored in my system memory?
last night i downloaded an iso file and this morning when i woke up my pc was froze....

EvilBill 09-02-2006 02:57 PM

Download the file to a specific location [folder or even the desktop] where you know for sure you have room for it.

twilli227 09-02-2006 06:21 PM

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well my question is why does this do that?
Well firefox uses ram and so do other system resources.
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and what happens if i download a file that is bigger than my memory and my swap?
It downloads to whatever folder you have instructed it to. I do it all the time without any problems.
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last night i downloaded an iso file and this morning when i woke up my pc was froze
Did you pay your heating bill on time?:eek:
Did it download the whole iso? Was there any error messages or any messages at all? Did you find out what froze your system?


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