debian 2.2 CRASHES often & easily
Folken Lacour writes:
> I'm a Linux newbie, but I know this should not be
> happening. I can't get an uptime > 36 hours -- Linux
> just freezes in X. Occassionally, I'm able to switch
> over to another VC, where I see
> VM: do_try_to_free_pages failed for <application> ...
I had exactly this problem when I had no swap partition.
> Adding Swap: 72288k swap-space (priority -1)
> Also, I've noticed that I always run out of swap
> before RAM, does this mean I should add more swap? If
> yes, how is this done?
I think this is your problem. Adding 128 M of swap to 64 M of
physical memory solved it for me.
Unfortunately, unless you have some free space on your hard disk(s)
you are going to have to delete a partition and recreate _it_ and a
swap partition. You can use something like cfdisk. You might have
used it when you installed Debian.