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Your basic problem has nothing to do with swap. Lack of swap leads to OOM crashes, not lags. I think your problem is that you have LUKS encrypted disk, and put ecryptfs encrypted home folder over it (unless, of cause, you manually called your mount point ~/.Private for some reason ) This leads to vast overusage of CPU, which only increases the more files you ...


I was having the same issue, Eliah Kagan's answer on this other thread did the trick for me. Here's the most important bit: Open a Terminal window (Ctrl+Alt+T) or a virtual console and run: sudo swapoff -a Open /etc/crypttab (e.g., sudo nano -w /etc/crypttab or sudo -H gedit /etc/cryptab for a GUI editor) and put a # at the beginning of the line that ...

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