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I installed mandrake 8.2 but i can't get to play some games such as tux and many others properly , they just too f*** slow (even the mouse takes ages to move around) ,i thought that maybe my swap isn't enough i have only 128 MB swap and 256MB RAM (should be double?),or maybe there is some other library i need to download (cause i installed everything on my two cd sets except for server stuff , about 2,1GB :-)) also i get poor top values even when i'm using iceWM,blackbox or windowmaker :
Originally posted by Noerr this seems more like a graphic card problem, but indeed you need bigger swap
No, 128 MB is plenty swap as you can see the response below you, the person has 512 MB swap and his is slow too when playing games.
I've played games along with Tux racer on a crappy Voodoo 3 128MB RAM 400mhz Celeron with no problems. As rshaw stated, its most likely a driver type problem.
I have 640MB of DDR RAM and a GIG of swap, and still TuxRacer is slow. I am sure it's an openGL issue, because on my old Celeron with 64mb RAM TuxRacer ran fine, smooth, and with no 'system drag'.
...On the issue, Acid, how to I resize my GIG of swap so I am only using 100mb or so instead of GIG. Should I just use my favorite partition manager and shrink it, add the extra space to whichever partition I choose? Or will that cause errors?
i really do fancy the idea of getting a posse to gether and tracking down everyone who maintains your swap file MUST be 2xRAM. sooo utterly untrue anymore
Having offered similar advice to someone recently I will defend my actions on the basis that the asker of the question did not state the amount of RAM that they had. Whilst I may be running a sumptuous 512mb RAM, it would be arrogant to assume everyone else is.
I've no idea what happens when Linux runs out of swapfile space, but I'd rather be hated for wasting a few hundred megs of diskspace than suggesting a config that doesnt work correctly.
Nelleh: the "asker of the question" said he had 256mb. I have 256 and even watching a film while compiling a kernel i seldom break into a swap file, and i have certainly never managed to get close to using 100mb yet.
Originally posted by acid_kewpie .... I have 256 and even watching a film while compiling a kernel i seldom break into a swap file, and i have certainly never managed to get close to using 100mb yet.
Isn't that nice? That's why I love linux. And choose to use it more than windows. You can watch movies, process/convert movies, rip MP3's, compile programs, compile a kernel, and have 15 browsers continually loading a repeating page... all at the same time and all on 2mb of RAM. That alone is good enough for me to never switch back.
I am going to test out my other graphics card tonight and see if it "fixes" the problem. I hope not because I love mine. But if so, I guess it's about time to check out the new line of cards anyway.