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 is causing more stuttering and pauses than I would like and kinda defeats the point of having it.

anyway, as I understand it, it modifies the kernel (I think) so I am wondering is it safe to uninstall through synaptic or is removing zram swap enabler something more involved?


  • What do you mean you installed it? There's no such package. zram is a driver module that comes in the kernel package.
    – psusi
    Dec 4, 2011 at 22:53
  • you are right, i should have been clearer, i have installed the zram swap enabler
    – Jayo
    Dec 4, 2011 at 23:33
  • That still isn't clear. I can find no packages that mention zram, and it is enabled by default.
    – psusi
    Dec 5, 2011 at 2:25
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    @psusi zramswap-enabler is the upstart script which can be installed from ppa @Jayo I don't think it will harm anything. Just to be extra cautious stop the script before uninstalling although I think uninstalling will also do this. Dec 5, 2011 at 2:33
  • @sagarchalise Thanks for your answer, I really wasn't sure and hoped it would be an easy process
    – Jayo
    Dec 5, 2011 at 6:18

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It's perfectly fine to uninstall it.

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