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Old 11-01-2006, 03:17 PM   #16
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>>
Wheel scrolls up and down but no lateral movement.
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No, I'm talking about moving the cursor by using the keyboard -- and I cannot, left - right, only up - down.

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Old 11-02-2006, 11:06 AM   #17
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20G for root is crazy. Thats just a waste of space unless you want to install EVERYTHING. I try to keep / as small as possiable so I have as much storage room as possiable on /home.
When I installed Suse 10.1 on a brand new 250G The recommended partitioning was swap=2G, /=20G and /home the rest. I installed everything and / filled up with 8.9G. I did it again and Suse didn't want to change the first install but want to partition /home from the first install into /=20G and /home the rest. I thought 20G was a bit much but I expect they are planning for future expansion so I left it at the default values. My older AMD64 with Suse 9.2 is maxing out a 10G drive assigned as / so I see where they are coming from. Also I did have a situation once where I hit 100% on that drive with a program that ran wild filing the drive. It wasn't a problem after I deleted the massive file it created but it blocked other programs from writing to /tmp which was part of that 10G drive. Error on the side of safety and give yourself enough elbow room for programs to run.
 
Old 11-02-2006, 06:10 PM   #18
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Error on the side of safety and give yourself enough elbow room for programs to run.
I'll agree to that. I just feel like even at that, 20Gs might be a bit to much. On my Gentoo install, which I do try to keep lean, only uses an 8G /root. I'm only using 55% of that at the moment.
 
Old 11-02-2006, 07:45 PM   #19
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I'll agree to that. I just feel like even at that, 20Gs might be a bit to much. On my Gentoo install, which I do try to keep lean, only uses an 8G /root. I'm only using 55% of that at the moment.
The other option would be to make partitions for /, /tmp, /usr/, /usr/local, /opt, /var, .... so that you could really see where the dynamic growth is.
 
  


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