lemme start off by saying that i'm a total linux n00b. i can rarely install programs that don't come in a nice rpm package, even after doin everything said on the README.
now that's over with, lemme describe my configuration. i've installed FC5 in a dual boot configuration with windows XP on my Sony Vaio PCG-FRV35 laptop. I have the partitions set up as follows:
partition 1: windows xp
partition 2: logical partition
partition 5: fat32 extended partition //for music and other stuffs i want shared
partition 3: boot (GRUB)
partition 4: LVM
900MB for swap
the rest for everything else linux
i have 4 distinct, but hopefully related, problems.
1. sometimes during the boot sequence, the system hangs at "enabling swap space...", and usually i have to turn the laptop off and and back on to get any further.
2. during normal use (firefox, playing music, etc), the system would slow down DRAMATICALLY, with lag times so great that it would cause trauma to a lan gamer.
3. upon further investigation (really, just me clicking on random Administration->System Monitor), it turns out that the swap space isn't used, or if it is, only about 1.4MB or so is.
4. I also cannot suspend my laptop, and gets the black screen of death. i've looked at firewing1's howto guide, but my laptop uses an ati chipset