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2.16.1: what is the freememapplet telling me?
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ohyes


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PostPosted: Mon 28 May 2007, 03:49    Post subject:  2.16.1: what is the freememapplet telling me?  

Hard disk install today 2.16.1, the applet is saying I have 16.7G available..via the desktop meter.

Anyone tell me if this means something wrong with the install..

I dont even have 8gig hard disk Shocked

EDIT:
Whoops actually this PC has a 20Gig hard drive not 8gig (thats the other one)
so perhaps the applet is telling me how much space I have on my hard drive..but why..?

normally does it not show the swap file size..

CHeers

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PostPosted: Mon 28 May 2007, 08:30    Post subject:  

The freememapplet is similar to what auto mechanics call "idiot lights" on car instrument panels ... when your car is running low on oil, a red light comes on and/or flashes. The "idiot lights" were designed for folks who don't know how to interpret what an oil pressure gauge displays.

With a full HD install, the freememapplet is showing you how much space is left on the drive. With a frugal HD install or running from a live CD, it shows how much space there is left for personal file storage. Right click on your freememapplet for more information.

To determine free RAM, open a terminal (console) and at the command prompt, type: free

For detailed realtime info on RAM and CPU usage, at the command prompt, type: top

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PostPosted: Mon 28 May 2007, 08:50    Post subject:  

Thx alienjeff for making it clear
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