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    changing hardware configuration after installation


    I've just recently started using Linux for more advanced things, and i has dawned on me that my computer isn't using the 768 MB swap file I used with my 256 ram on my old Linux distro (Xandros OS 2.0). my computer never locked up when I used Xandros (or even --gasp! -- Windows!), but now it's locked up 3 times just today. I would really appreciate it if somebody could help me get a swap file working. I installed Fedora Core 3 some time around late December or early January.

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    I don't understand your post completely, but how do you know it is not using your swapfile?
    Some people have told me they don't think a fat penguin really embodies the grace of Linux, which just tells me they have never seen a angry penguin charging at them in excess of 100mph. They'd be a lot more careful about what they say if they had.
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    sorry, I seem to have a problem with organizing my posts.

    and, yes, I suppose I may have jumped to conclusions about that, but I can't seem to find any proof that I have any RAM other than the fact that it is attatched to my motherboard. meaning, I can't find any program of any type that is telling me about my RAM. I am using GNOME, by the way.

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    try the command
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    free
    in the terminal
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    /dev/null
    /dev/null2

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    total used free shared buffers cached
    Mem: 254800 235764 19036 0 3900 68072
    -/+ buffers/cache: 163792 91008
    Swap: 795176 2368 792808


    odd, it still runs comparatively slower...

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