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ram swap is slowing down laptop after 5.3.0-42 upgrade

i am kind of neewbie on linux elementary os, but it worked excellent until two days ago, when i downloaded an upgrade in appcenter. since then, it shows a ram swap of 6gb/2gb, and my laptop is now ...
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Dynamic swap file

Is there a way of creating a dynamic swap file on elementary OS? I know Ubuntu has a tool to do so with a fixed file size but it seems a little buggy. Also I have found a tool for Ubuntu which creates ...
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Black screen flickering on boot

I had the OS for a few months now. There was an issue couple of months ago where the OS will drop to (initramfs) which I fixed with a command that I found in the ubuntu forum. Worked well for a while ...
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Slow boot time after changeover from Ubuntu to elementary OS

i'm a absolute beginner in Linux so i apologize in advance for my question. First of all I decided to switch from Windows 10 to Ubuntu. After that I tried the elementary OS distribution, which is in ...
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Delays on startups and shutdowns (after removing swap partition)

Recently I have to delete my swap partition in order to install Windows 10 (install srceen said something 'bout having too much partition on my drive). Now every time I run elementary os or other ...
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How can I install Elementary OS with enough swap space to hibernate?

I just got a recent Dell XPS 13 laptop. I'd like to install a Linux distro, but I have a requirement that I need hibernate to work. I've read that I need the swap partition to be at least 2x the size ...
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kswapd0 problem

I've been using elementary OS for about a month, and the problem of kswapd0 using 100% of the CPU appeared both on my PC and Netbook. Is there any way to fix it? I've installed the 4.15 kernel and ...
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Which swap should I resize?

elementaryOS / Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS I recently upgraded memory on my computer to 8 GB and I feel like the swap I have is too big so I want to size it down. However, I noticed that there are 2 ...
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How can I change the swap partition in Loki

I tried running sudo nano /etc/fstab/ but such a file did not exist. So nano displays the following error: [ Error reading lock file /etc/.fstab.swp: Not enough data read ] Some other background ...
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How do I move my swap file to another disk?

When I installed doth HDDs were recognised but elementary only gave the option to put things on one. I chose my SSD. It insisted on putting the swap file there too. Can I get access to the other drive ...
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How to change swap area partition?

I'm using Elementary on Lenovo S540 laptop, which has separate HDD and SSD. I've installed OS on the SSD and create a swap area. Can i delete this swap on SSD and create another on HDD?
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No swap space on elementary-os Freya

During boot I get the message: /dev/mapper/elementary--vg-swap_1 is not ready yet or not present - message on boot which has been deleted after a while. After a login I can't see any swap space ...
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Swap and Freezing

Kswapd keeps choking up my laptop. It's a new Dell ultrabook with 8GB RAM. This old bug report has the best description of the bug: Any time I have a process that is both using 100% CPU and eats ...
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Create swap partition

I have an old pc (Dual core, 2gb ram (No graphic card because now is damaged) I used Windows 10 just for Work (My creative cloud subscription) and thanks to the subreddit [/r/unixporn][1 I've ...
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How can I remove and disable swap space?

on boot I get a message that is really annoying saying that my drive used for swap space is not ready yet or something around those lines. How can I disable and remove my swap space? I have 12gb of ...