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    Default Going into swap way too frequently. Computer completely freezes until it leaves swap.

    When doing anything, on any browser at random times the computer will go into swap and completely freeze until it leaves swap. I suspect it is related to java, since killing java has helped sometimes, but usually I cannot even get a terminal open to do so, it completely freezes my computer, and it usually happens on web pages, but I can visit the same sites on another distribution and not have any swapping at all and the swapping does not always occur. But it does occur quite often throughout the day.

    There's no reason for it to use swap, I have plenty of RAM.

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    Default Re: Going into swap way too frequently. Computer completely freezes until it leaves swap.

    Is it really swapping? Can you post the output of free -m and top during periods of increased swap activity? Also a screenshot of top or system monitor sorted by memory would help also hardware/ram information. I am swapping tells us only that you are reporting a problem, there might not even be one.

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    Default Re: Going into swap way too frequently. Computer completely freezesuntil it leaves swap.

    On Wed, 01 Aug 2012 17:16:02 +0000, stevithly wrote:

    > When doing anything, on any browser at random times the computer will go
    > into swap and completely freeze until it leaves swap.


    Specifics are useful.

    Like browser names/versions you've seen this on, and the version of
    openSUSE, as well as things like the amount of physical memory and swap
    space on the system.

    Jim



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    Default Re: Going into swap way too frequently. Computer completely freezesuntil it leaves swap.

    On 08/01/2012 07:26 PM, nightwishfan wrote:
    > -I am swapping- tells us only that you are reporting a
    > problem


    right, and while telling about your hardware (cpu, ram, brand/model,
    age), also tell us about the software:

    what operating system? what version? what desktop environment and
    version? how did you get to the version (that is, is it the first
    install of Linux, or did you have another disto first? did you format
    and install openSUSE or ??) did it ever run like you expected and then
    suddenly stop? if so, when did you install (one day, two weeks, three
    months??) and how long did it do ok before the sudden change?

    all of these things may have a bearing on your symptom of "computer
    freezes"....the reason for which we don't know yet (and won't until you
    show us the swaps causing it...as asked for by nightwishfan)

    by the way things like top and free should be reported between code
    tags, like explained here: http://goo.gl/i3wnr

    oh, and please also show us the terminal input/output from

    Code:
    zypper lr -d
    --
    dd

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    Default Re: Going into swap way too frequently. Computer completely freezes until it leaves swap.

    And tell us at least which version of openSUSE you are using. We are not clairvoyant
    Henk van Velden

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