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I am over an almost fully successful Linux installation as a newbie (installed SuSE Linux 6.4 Eval).
I have only two annoying problem to solve:
My system always complains of insufficient free disk space.
Df tells me I have only 3% free space on my Linux partition. There should be more!!!
The size of my Linux partition is 1250 Megs; the installed packages only reserve some 700 Megs; my StarOffice some 150 Megs; apart of these, I only installed Xmms.
So I should have at least some 350 Megs of free space.
What can be reason?
As a newbie I have three suspects:
1. Am I in full charge of all resources (including all disk space) of the system when I login as root? If not, how can I set the system to have all resources as root?.
2. I have only one Linux partition, i.e. have no swap, etc. partitions. Can it be the reason?
3. Are there anything in Linux that can eat up free disk space? (My temp directory is almost empty, but I did some installation/reinstallation of various packages)
My other problem is:
I find that quality of colour photos is worse than in Windows at the same (800x600) screen resolution (with my ancient moniutor and Trident 9000i VGA card I cannot reach more).
I found that the reason can be that the same virtual resolution of 800x600 in Linux results in 75 dpi resolution, while in Windows it results in 96 dpi.
Can I configure Linux to have the same, 96 dpi screen resolution as in Windows? (So far I could not set this by SAX).
To make use of your new swap partition you will have to initialize it by running mkswap /dev/hdxx where hdxx is your swap partition for example hda3, third partition on first disk.
Now you will have to tell linux to use it with swapon maybe you will have to use swapon -a
I don't know how your start files are written, if they will start your swap on boot.
Thank you, I put the corresponding line into /fstab.
I hope it will work.
I am still annoyed because of that lost 100 Megs, as I have 20 Megs of free space again: I could not post messages here with StarOffice (when I tried, I always got an error message about missing thread identifier) so I had to put Netscape back.
Is not there a partition size limitation (1.1G) in SuSE Linux 6.04?