I am running SuSe 10, and I had it installed for a while. When I installed it i created a swap partion at /dev/hda3 with 2.28GB. I just now found out that the kernel is not using the swap space as virtual memory. I executed 'free' and it printed:
treborsnevets:/home/rstevens # free
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 386164 233372 152792 0 12364 75640
-/+ buffers/cache: 145368 240796
Swap: 2385636 0 2385636
I tried googling for an answer to use the space and i read The Linux System Administrator's Guide, and i was baffled. How do you create and use swap space?