ArchLabs Linux

Zramswap

Hello Archlabbers!

I have had a very busy year but now I am free from work for a few weeks. I like to tweak old (free) computers with Archlab and I got one with intel i5 (2nd gen) with 4 gb ram and nvidia GeForce GTX 560. (is there an easy nvidia-card for linux?) It’s slow but I have tweaked it faster! My latest discovery zramswap is a success!!
I have a question about zramswap: Is there a point to install zramswap on a computer with 8gb ram?

womp

1 Like

Cool that you got zram on AL , been a while ! Glad to see you back on the forum @womp

1 Like

I suppose that would depend on how you’re using the computer. For general purpose stuff like surfing the web, I wouldn’t think so. If you’re constantly running MatLab or doing scientific simulations/modeling it might be beneficial.

I keep seeing setups where /tmp is placed in zram.

1 Like

Thank you guys for quick answers! At the moment I am totally “sucked in”. It is so much fun that I forget to sleep!
I haven’t seen any downside to zramswap yet. But I guess there are some!?
Now it’s time for themeing/customizing!

womp

1 Like

The pimping never stops right @womp !

No it doesn’t!

womp

1 Like

lol, you bet @womp

1 Like