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Should i enable zram and/or lower swappiness value?

I use ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I have 2GB RAM. Now, that is split about 55-45 memory-swap. My CPU is almost flatlined! Could I get faster leaner meaner more efficient performance if I lowered swappiness down ...
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Relation of swappines and zram

I have been interested in zram so I tried to test it. But as I continue to read the guide on what and how to install it, I have realized that it creates a file /dev/zram0 and mounts it as a swap, I ...
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How to install zram on Ubuntu 13.04?

I tried to install zRam using the following commands in the terminal: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:shnatsel/zram sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install zramswap-enabler But it throws the following ...
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ZRAM enabled but Swap in RAM not used

So I've just decided to enable zram on my 6 GB ram Ubuntu 12.04, using zram-config. It takes about 2.9 GB of ram (after manually starting up the service, fixing this later...), but, even with ...
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How do I use zRam?

I installed zRam as described on webupd8.org. I installed it from the terminal. Is that all I have to do or do I have to do some configuration or something? Does the zram-enabler do everything by ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Faster boot, Hibernate & other questions

I've recently started exploring Ubuntu (my 1st distro). I fresh installed precise without a swap (4GB ram). The only issues are, slow boot (regardless of the swap) and instability after a few days ...
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Forcibly removing zramswap-enabler from my computer

zramswap-enabler has put my package manage in an "inconsistent state." I tried forcibly removing it with this commend: dpkg --remove --force-remove-reinstreq But it seems to freeze and doesn't ...
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Cannot update system - stuck on zramswap-enabler

I'm having the same problem as mentioned here on two computers (one runs 12.04, while the other runs 11.10), but the solution provided does not work for me. When I do update and upgrade through the ...
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Does using both tmpfs and zram make any sense?

I wondered if tmpfs and zram do negatively interfere with each other in any way? After what I've read about it I'm unsure whether there is a positive cumulative effect accomplishable with that ...
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Where did this zram swap come from?

I have a zram swap (and a normal one) and I got no idea where it came from: $ sudo blkid | grep zram /dev/zram0: UUID="..." TYPE="swap" $ lsmod | grep zram zram 18642 1 $ cat $ ...
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is it safe to remove zram swap enabler?

I have recently installed zram swap enabler, which initially seemed great as it made almost everything seem snappier than before, however over time the spike in CPU for compressing/decompressing ram ...
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Cannot install zRam

I tried to install zRam using following commands in terminal - sudo add-apt-repository ppa:shnatsel/zram sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install zramswap-enabler But it throws the following error ...
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Would zRam increase my computer's performance?

This article says you can have increased performance in Linux with zRam (virtual swap compressed in RAM). I have 4 GB of RAM , 2.93 GHz (Dual Core) & I use virtualization a lot (VMWare). Would it ...
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How do I install zRam?

How can I install zRam on my Ubuntu 11.10 acer inspire netbook? Seems like it would be advantageous to use zRam. And would it work?
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How to permanently enable compressed ram swap? What version to use?

EDIT: In precise there's now zram-config. It's an upstart job compressing up to half of your ram spread over $(number of CPU cores) swap devices. It didn't allways start at boot but issuing sudo ...