Quote:>Idraw will not run from X-windows because of this error. Out of
>virtual memory ... cannot open 'new'. I think 24M should be enough memory.
>Only 2 windows open, and an xclock. Only 6 gettys are up.
I just started an idraw and it is about 2.5 megs in size. 24M
should definitely be enough. 8M almost definitely won't be enough
without swap -- you need to check your swap.
>Should the partition type show up as different for my swap
>partition? It is still type 81.
The partition type isn't really important for linux, except to
keep other operating systems from seeing it as one of their own
and trying to trash it.
It *is* important to to a mkswap on it once though to set up
the "swap signature" -- analogous to making a filesystem on
a filesystem partition. And your rc or rc.local have to contain
a 'swapon' command (with the correct options) to turn on swapping --
swapon -a if the partition is in your /etc/fstab
swapon filename if you have a swap file or want to specify a partition
Try 'free' and see if you have any swap enabled. 'top' will be
helpful for monitoring the size of the top 15 or so processes.
Quote:>I am running startx as root, I can't run it as a user yet (another problem).
Perhaps this problem is the same as someone else's recently. Your X server
(/usr/X386/bin/X386, X386mono, XF86_SVGA, or XF86_mono, depending on your
setup) needs to be owned by root and setuid root. chown it to
root and chmod 4755 it.