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Do you presently have a swap partition? As previously posted look in your /etc/fstab file and an automatic install should of created a swap partition The console command free will show swap space. If total space is greater then zero your swap is active. How much memory do you have installed in this computer and how much swap is being used?
How much swap space required is determined by what you use the computer for and what applications you run. For the typical basic user 512mb is sufficient. Adding additional swap space might be difficult. An automatic install will use all available space and I assume the automatic install created an LVM partition. So it should be possible to resize but it might not be something you may not be willing to undertake.
Here is an eample to create a 128mb swap file.
dd if=/dev/zero of=/tmp/swapfile bs=1024 count=131072
chmod 600 /tmp/swapfile
To automatically use the file add an entry to your /etc/fstab file
/tmp/swapfile swap swap defaults 0 0
If your /tmp is automatically cleaned at boot then use another directory.