LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Fedora
User Name
Password
Fedora This forum is for the discussion of the Fedora Project.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 08-15-2004, 12:40 AM   #1
osat3ch
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Portsmouth, NH
Distribution: FC3, FC4
Posts: 45

Rep: Reputation: 15
Question do i have to tell linux i changed the amount of ram?


i just installed FC2 and know i will be changing the amount of RAM. right now I have 192 meg total: 3 64 meg modules @ pc100 and pc133 and plan on swapping them out for just one 128 meg pc133 module.


do I need to find a setting somewhere to tell the os how much memory i have? and if so how do I do that?

tyia
 
Old 08-15-2004, 01:10 AM   #2
trickykid
Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2001
Posts: 24,133

Rep: Reputation: 197Reputation: 197
Linux should autodetect this and you shouldn't have to worry about it.
 
Old 09-06-2004, 04:08 AM   #3
The_eXXe
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: TR
Distribution: Ubuntu 9.04 (x64)
Posts: 62

Rep: Reputation: 15
maybe you should check your RAMs. Re-install your RAM's
 
Old 09-06-2004, 04:55 PM   #4
fedorafreak
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: North Carolina
Distribution: Fedora Core 2
Posts: 64

Rep: Reputation: 15
dude you should probley reinstall to make the size of your swap bigger a rule of thumb swap should about 2-3 times the size of your ram
 
Old 09-06-2004, 08:46 PM   #5
ranger_nemo
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: N'rn WI -- USA
Distribution: Kubuntu 8.04, ClarkConnect 4
Posts: 1,142

Rep: Reputation: 47
I'm sure the first install created a swap partition that was set for 192MB, so it should be fine for 128MB.

That 2-3x was the old rule of thumb... I have 256MB of RAM on my laptop, and don't remember the last time it had to swap anything. The new rule is don't waste space for swap you'll never touch. Unless you are dealing with many simultaneous users, or huge multimedia file editting, 128MB of swap is more than enough for regular use nowadays.
 
Old 09-07-2004, 04:56 AM   #6
SBing
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Posts: 519

Rep: Reputation: 35
It does depend on what you're doing, but as a desktop use who occasionally plays UT etc, I never touch my swap with 640M physical memory - I'm sure swap would be useful if I was Photoshoping or something like that, but my 1GB swap partition is just being wasted :(
 
Old 09-07-2004, 11:46 AM   #7
sephkeene
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Somewhere in Iraq...
Distribution: Fedora Core 2
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
I agree...I have 512MB of RAM and my 1GB swap partition never gets touched....such a waste on my poor little laptop........
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Make most amount of Linux users in least amount of time studpenguin General 24 02-02-2007 03:42 PM
[Suse 9.2] Onboard 82810E + Changed System Ram = No more X Alari Suse/Novell 0 02-20-2005 11:33 AM
RAM amount not being reported correctly cragwolf Slackware 12 09-22-2004 03:49 AM
shared Memory versus the total amount of RAM on the server ashley75 Linux - General 1 08-25-2003 11:21 AM
Linux performance vs RAM amount PhilD Linux - General 3 06-02-2003 04:27 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:13 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration