LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 01-09-2008, 02:56 AM   #1
poussis
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2004
Posts: 7

Rep: Reputation: 0
Question Blank screen using 10.3 with nvidia 10.3 and Swap space inquiry


Hi i use a Hp Pavilion dv8000 with i586(I cant find an opensource i686 though) suse 10.3 installed on it.

1. I have Nvidia Geforce Go 7600. I also managed to get a driver for it for linux. After installation everything was fine but recently (in the last 2 days) when ever i attempt to log into KDE or Gnome the desktop is displayed for about a second then the screen goes grey with on the mouse cursor being displayed. I can only work in safe Gnome session. What could be the problem?

2. I have 1 GB RAM and 160 GB HD (20GB is for linux) I used 2 GB for swap and the rest for linux files. However i have noticed that after i push the machine to the limit and check on the memory the swap space isnt used but the remaining hdd space is gobbled up. Is'nt swap space supposed to be the first option of virtual space used?

3. Which file system is better is XFS or EXT3 for Network Administrative work

Thanks
 
Old 01-09-2008, 03:50 AM   #2
syg00
LQ Veteran
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Australia
Distribution: Lots ...
Posts: 15,950

Rep: Reputation: 2210Reputation: 2210Reputation: 2210Reputation: 2210Reputation: 2210Reputation: 2210Reputation: 2210Reputation: 2210Reputation: 2210Reputation: 2210Reputation: 2210
Quote:
Originally Posted by poussis View Post
However i have noticed that after i push the machine to the limit and check on the memory the swap space isnt used but the remaining hdd space is gobbled up. Is'nt swap space supposed to be the first option of virtual space used?
How are you determining this - df, free, something else ... ???.
Show us the evidence.

If your disk space is being burnt up, it's probably logs, although it'd be surprising if it disappeared at each boot. Try this as root to see where the space is being used; presuming it's something under "/" - it'll take a while
Code:
du / -xS --max-depth=1 | sort -nr | less
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
nVidia driver : blank screen oonoon Ubuntu 7 12-21-2009 12:47 AM
Blank space on screen in Suse 10.1 using KDE 3.5.1 St_Mike777 Linux - Laptop and Netbook 3 01-17-2007 01:34 PM
Nvidia Geforce2 go + Suse 10 = Blank screen suncloud Linux - Hardware 2 04-16-2006 05:52 PM
yet again need help,screen goes blank in tv out nvidia zeltak Linux - Software 1 02-13-2006 09:58 AM
screen goes blank after nvidia upgrade bitterjack Linux - Newbie 5 09-24-2003 08:41 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:28 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration