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Ubuntu 11.10 does not see all the memory

I have 11.10 64bit installed on my Lenovo s205. When I install 2G (confirmed by the BIOS), "Systems Info" only sees 1.6GiB, and when I install 3G, it only sees 2.6GiB. If seen some pages suggesting I ...
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Swappiness issues

I just got an old laptop, and I am using it to run a minecraft server, just for the fun, but the problem is it only has got 2gbs of ram, I made a 20gb swap section, set swappiness to 100, but I still ...
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Help me i can't format my usb? i have already tried with mkdosfs and gparted

I have a MicroSD card in a USB adapter (which plugs into a USB port on my machine, and acts like a USB flash drive). I was using Unetbootin to make this a bootable USB flash drive with Kubuntu. But I ...
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Error 12 - creating hibernation image - not enough free memory

Ubuntu 11.10 Thinkpad T61p with 120 GB free disk space and 2 GB memory. I got this error message while trying to activate hibernation mode. Not enough free memory Error 12 - creating hibernation ...
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Ubuntu uses more virtual memory than the physical memory

Ubuntu uses only 9.7% of the physical memory and 66% of the virtual memory (swap). How can I tell the system to take advantage of the physical memory so it would run normally?
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Disk I/O makes desktop unusable. System consumes too much memory

I have a long-term problem with my Acer TravelMate 3002WTMi (Pentium-M 1.73Ghz, 512 MB RAM) and Xubuntu 11.10. Whenever load increases machine tends to slow down to the point that it's totally ...
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Lenovo T60P with 4GB of RAM, Ubuntu 11.04 and 11.10 only see 3GB

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad T60P with 4GB of memory (BIOS sees all 4GB RAM). I have installed Ubuntu 11.04 and 11.10 and both are only recognizing 3GB RAM. Please advise. Thanks. Updates Used 32bit ...
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11.10 x86 - memory RAM problem (shows 3.4 GB when 8 GB are installed)

I recently installed Ubuntu 11.10 x86 on a new computer that has 2 x 4 GB RAM installed (8 GB total). But when I go to the Ubuntu system monitor it only shows 3.4 GB of memory (and ...
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OS only reports 4.1GB of RAM and not the 6GB that is installed… why?

My ubuntu 64-bit 11.10 installed box has 6GB RAM but Ubuntu only uses 4.1GB. I have read various things about the 4GB limit etc, but all those talk about using less than 4GB. What could be causing ...
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Installed 11.10, but it's not detecting all 8GB of RAM, only 3.9GB. BIOS sees 8GB

Just installed 11.10, but it's not detecting all 8GB of RAM. System Info says there are 3.9GB. Bios doesn't have a problem recognizing all 8. free -m results in: total used ...
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Ubuntu detects only 3.2GB RAM on a 64bit OS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Only 3.2 Gb of memory being used on a 64-bit system I have been running 64 bit version of 11.10 which was upgraded from 11.04 and wasn't a fresh install. I earlier had ...
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Only 3.2 Gb of memory being used on a 64-bit system

I have ubuntu 11.10 64 bit: Linux 3.0.0-12-generic #20-Ubuntu SMP Fri Oct 7 14:56:25 UTC 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I have installed 4 Gb of RAM: $ sudo dmidecode --type 17 | grep -E ...
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Will adding more RAM increase my computer's performance?

I am looking to increase my computer's performance. Will upgrading my RAM by 12GB or upgrading to a 7,200 RPM Hard Drive increase my computer's performance more? I can only do one, which one will make ...
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Is memory leak a common phenomenon for gnome-shell? [closed]

Everyone says that gnome-shell uses much less memory than unity shell. But I find it is true only for a short period time. Under Ubuntu 11.10, gnome-shell 3.2, the cron "gnome-shell" uses about ...