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Change swappiness to use RAM instead of the swapfile

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Swappiness can be thought of as the point that KDE neon decides to stop keeping files in RAM (fast memory) and start writing them to a swap file on the hard drive (slow memory).

Unfortunately the defaults for KDE neon treat it the same as the defaults for a server with swappiness set to 60. A better swappiness for the desktop/laptop is 10.

To edit the swappiness, open up Konsole and type,

sudo nano /etc/sysctl.conf

This will open the sysctl.conf file in nano. At the end of that file insert the line,

vm.swappiness = 10

And save it.