Hello, I am having a lot of problems with a recent FC4 installation.
Basically - the system was really starting to crunch with not much happening. (I have had a lot more stuff running on RH9 with the same spec hardware)
I am running on Intel P3 2Ghz with Geforce2 32MB and 256MB PC2700.
I had a look at the system monitor and ram is constantly creeping up - til the point where there is nothing left.
Then I noticed that it shows that 0MB of swap is being used.
I ran 'free' in a terminal and it showed that there was 0 swap also. as in :
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 255636 251724 3912 0 1760 58988
-/+ buffers/cache: 190976 64660
Swap: 0 0 0
kernel is 2.6.11-1.1369_FC4
Then I also noticed that fstab had no reference to SWAP - so I created one and rebooted - but 'free' and sytem monitor still show that 0 swap is being used / exists.
Is this normal - and if so how does FC4 handle memory and is there any way to fix these memory woes - or is it time to move away from Redhat - frankly I need a stable system (like RH9) and I am starting to resent being forced into being a constant beta tester for RHES if I want to use Fedora.
Thanks in advance for any clues or help with this.