Posted by: Anonymous
on January 05, 2008 04:40 PM
I agree with the no swap problem.
For some reason, my Ubuntu 7.10 setup does not turn on the swap partition by default. I have to manually turn it on.
Whenever I forgot to so 'swapon', my system basically came close to freezing while Firefox with multiple tabs running among handful of other apps open. It was basically unusable, forcing me to do a Ctrl-Alt-Backspace or hard reset.
I never experience system crawling or freezing whenever swap partition is on.