Originally posted by Andrew Benton
You need to add a line to /etc/fstab like
/dev/hda5 swap swap defaults 0 0
change the hda5 to reflect where your swap partition is then as root do
ok... i did that, then i logged in as my general user, then ran a bunch of programs to fill my memory, but the swap still isn't being used.
so then i tried su'ing and i ran
and the swap still isn't being used. my swap is a 1 gig partition, /dev/hda6, not that it matters, but it's still not being used!