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Old 02-01-2005, 04:53 PM   #1
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computer lockups


well im running ubuntu and at times when i have quite a few things running it just locks up and i have to hit the restart button on my box so any one know what could be wrong? ah if it matters i dont have a swap partion beacause i have 512mb ram so i hope some one out there knows

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Old 02-01-2005, 05:06 PM   #2
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Give it a swap file and see whether the behaviour changes ;)
Commonly in an "out of memory" situation the kernel would
decide to kill a random process ... maybe on your box it shoots
itself in the foot?


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Old 02-01-2005, 06:34 PM   #3
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ah how would i be able to do that?
 
Old 02-01-2005, 06:38 PM   #4
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Old 02-01-2005, 06:49 PM   #5
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after i typed dd if=/dev/zero of=test.swp bs=1024 count=512000 then i did mkswp test.swp it said mkswp: command not found
 
Old 02-01-2005, 07:17 PM   #6
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ah nvm it was mkswap test.swp but after i did all that it gave me this warning message

swapon on test.swp
swapon: warning: test.swp has insecure permissions 0644, 0600 suggested

is that ok?
 
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tried all that as root?


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