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Old 01-07-2008, 07:39 PM   #1
Geebo
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swap partition


working on an old compaq server ..configured a double raid array and loaded ubuntu server ( duh did not know it was command line only.) Then I installed the gnome gui over it and then to Kde (kubuntu) I dont remember how i accomplished all this since I am a newbies newby.. ha... anyways I have a few questions...

1. did not use a swap partition. is this Ok???

2. Screen resolution is only 640 x 400 .... cant change it .. does could this be the

graphics card or possibly a driver problem


3. and lastly ...I thought my second array would show as a second hard drive , however

I can not see where it shows up ... I dont believe the system recognizes it
 
Old 01-07-2008, 08:10 PM   #2
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working on an old compaq server ..configured a double raid array and loaded ubuntu server ( duh did not know it was command line only.) Then I installed the gnome gui over it and then to Kde (kubuntu) I dont remember how i accomplished all this since I am a newbies newby.. ha... anyways I have a few questions...

1. did not use a swap partition. is this Ok???
It depends on whether you plan on doing anything that might take more RAM than you actually have (a server may get lots of traffic.)
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2. Screen resolution is only 640 x 400 .... cant change it .. does could this be the graphics card or possibly a driver problem
It may be. What graphics card do you have. You may also upload your /etc/X11/xorg.conf
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3. and lastly ...I thought my second array would show as a second hard drive , however

I can not see where it shows up ... I dont believe the system recognizes it
Not really experiented with RAID, though you may want to post the output of `df`.
 
Old 01-07-2008, 08:10 PM   #3
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1. Depends on what you're doing with the machine. I have 2GB of Ram and the machine never swaps. You can create a swapfile if you think you need some swap. Typically I make a swap file 2x the amount of RAM up to a maximum swap size of 512MB.

2. sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg -- If you don't know what graphics card you have, try using the VESA driver.

3. No idea, haven't played much with RAID.
 
  


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