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I'm checking out my dad's PC where he's got Yoper 2 installed, and I suspect that his swap is not loaded, since hte system is so slow. How do I ...
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    How to find out if a swap partition is available and active?


    I'm checking out my dad's PC where he's got Yoper 2 installed, and I suspect that his swap is not loaded, since hte system is so slow. How do I check whether a swap partition is available and loaded or not?

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    I'm not sure but you can try:
    Code:
    # cat /proc/swaps
    or
    Code:
    # swapon -a

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    You could also run the command top from the command line, as that shows you how much swap, cpu, and memory is being used

    Also, what spec is the pc he is using, and has the computer always been slow, or just recently?

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    Thanks, all, for the help.

    Quote Originally Posted by onlinebacon
    Also, what spec is the pc he is using, and has the computer always been slow, or just recently?
    Well I think the swap was the problem. I didn't find any swap partitions on his HDD, and now have reinstalled Yoper 2 making sure swap was properly configured, and so far it *seems* to be faster.

    Spec: Pentium III 800 MHz 256 MB RAM.

    Will get back to you...

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