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remove icewm swap file

noswap Page Icon Posted 2008-01-13 4:22 PM
Hi all, I recently installed Linux on my j720, but I don't like the idea of using a swap file on a cf card. Is there any way to disable the swap file?
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RTFM Page Icon Posted 2008-01-13 8:51 PM
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I strongly recommend you do not remove the swap file. Its there for a reason. Bigger applications like minimo and firefox need the extra swap, without it you will have browsers crashing on heavier webpages and other ram related issues. Dont believe the hype.. a swap file will not kill a cf card (not quickly anyway). I've been using a swapfile for over 2 years without any problems.

But if you really want to remove it and have an unstable system this is what you do. Edit /etc/init.d/bootmisc.sh and comment out the line that enables the swap file and reboot.

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