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Offline SeZo

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Re: There is something wrong with my computer!
« Reply #75 on: October 12, 2013, 01:17:31 pm »
So, you have successfully created and used the extra swap file.

To make the change permanent:
Edit the /etc/fstab file:
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gksudo gedit /etc/fstab
Add this line at the end of the file:
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/mnt/1024MiB.swap  none  swap  sw  0 0
Save. After the next reboot the swap will be used automatically.

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Re: There is something wrong with my computer!
« Reply #76 on: October 12, 2013, 02:09:04 pm »
Just a question Se Zo- new to swap, you mention something about files back ups. Do you mean my data/music etc files? I haven't much on here- most of it is on the Maxtor.
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Re: There is something wrong with my computer!
« Reply #77 on: October 12, 2013, 02:13:36 pm »
The creating backups was in the context of adding another swap partition. In this case that was not necessary as the swap is a file (like any other) within the current file system, hence no need to do the backups as we have not changed the partitioning scheme.

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Re: There is something wrong with my computer!
« Reply #78 on: October 12, 2013, 07:10:37 pm »
The creating backups was in the context of adding another swap partition. In this case that was not necessary as the swap is a file (like any other) within the current file system, hence no need to do the backups as we have not changed the partitioning scheme.

Ok thanks SeZo.
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Re: There is something wrong with my computer!
« Reply #79 on: October 12, 2013, 07:14:18 pm »
So, you have successfully created and used the extra swap file.

To make the change permanent:
Edit the /etc/fstab file:
Code: [Select]
gksudo gedit /etc/fstab
Add this line at the end of the file:
Code: [Select]
/mnt/1024MiB.swap  none  swap  sw  0 0
Save. After the next reboot the swap will be used automatically.

It asks me to save some file but I don't know what location to save it to.
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Re: There is something wrong with my computer!
« Reply #80 on: October 12, 2013, 07:44:04 pm »
What's the contents of:
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gedit /etc/fstab
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Re: There is something wrong with my computer!
« Reply #81 on: October 12, 2013, 11:24:05 pm »
I'm on the netbook so will do this tomorrow Mark as I wan ted to do the videothief and sort of the bookmarks- got too many vids saved!
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Re: There is something wrong with my computer!
« Reply #82 on: January 11, 2014, 04:19:40 pm »
It is running very slow, when I open a folder or file it always goes to recovery, and all my desktop icons have vanished ( had to pop out switched it all off normally)- I tried to turn it back on, it took ages to come on and all the icons have vanished! How do I get them back? It's annoying having to go into the options all the time.I had a look in preferences but couldn't see anything. Why is it running slow? This is Linux Peppermint- it used to be like lightning!

You have a problem with your power supply.
Change the brick and it will run as it used to.

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Re: There is something wrong with my computer!
« Reply #83 on: January 23, 2014, 01:22:15 am »
You mean the cable with the pack that plugs into the computer into a socket?
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Re: There is something wrong with my computer!
« Reply #84 on: January 23, 2014, 08:53:39 am »
I think you can probably ignore that, as you got it working anyway  ;)

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Re: There is something wrong with my computer!
« Reply #85 on: January 31, 2014, 03:19:05 pm »
What's the contents of:
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gedit /etc/fstab
?

Sorry I forgot to do this- had all sorts going on lately with jobsworths - my head is all over the place..

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc            /proc           proc    nodev,noexec,nosuid 0       0
# / was on /dev/sda1 during installation
UUID=c3e9e140-52b4-47c1-8290-cfb53799557b /               ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
# swap was on /dev/sda5 during installation
UUID=9db23236-8f7f-4d59-8e07-8f8e5d8df4c5 none            swap    sw              0       0
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Re: There is something wrong with my computer!
« Reply #86 on: January 31, 2014, 03:20:35 pm »
It is stalling when I put  a video on again- what I have to do is turn it off then it will run them- it's always the first video I watch. Weird.
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Re: There is something wrong with my computer!
« Reply #87 on: January 31, 2014, 05:33:59 pm »
"put a video on" from where ?

local or internet ?

which player ?

what's the format of the video ?
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Re: There is something wrong with my computer!
« Reply #88 on: February 01, 2014, 06:52:35 pm »
"put a video on" from where ?

local or internet ?

which player ?

what's the format of the video ?

Any online video Mark- you tube, i players, you name it! Formats? I don't know what they use- just any streaming video.
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Re: There is something wrong with my computer!
« Reply #89 on: February 01, 2014, 07:04:18 pm »
which distro and version are we talking about again ?

and which web browser ?
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