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Old 09-01-2003, 09:49 PM   #1
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How much ram for SuSE

Could someone tell me how much ram SuSE 8.2 really needs to run? After a good install it went down from there, couldn't get back to the desktop. Screen kept flashing tried a rescue, but could only get so far. So I wrote zeros to the drive and started again still no luck. Would go as far as ^[[18`(couldn't find out what that meant) then would hang on the install. Couldn't find any answers on the web, so I did a memory check with the SuSE and from there I learned that a 128 stick had gone bad? Pulled it out and the reinstall went smooth.
So thats my question with only 128 installed it created an additional swap file on the hard drive. Nothing to get excited about but I can tell the hdd is working loading and unloading. Would 512 or more be better?
Old 09-01-2003, 10:08 PM   #2
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128MB of RAM should be fine to run a GUI. I wouldnt run KDE or GNOME though, something like fluxbox, Windowmaker, XFCE.

And a BIG thing is that distros like Suse,Mandrake, Redhat love to start up every service imaginable. This includes servers and other things that bog you down, be sure to turn them off.

But with any computer, the more RAM the better. Things will run that much smoother.
Old 09-01-2003, 10:13 PM   #3
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Thanks , when I reinstalled it I just went with the default installs of the everythings and there were quite a few that I know I'll never use.
Thanks again


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