Recently, I became frustrated with my Windows install. After 3 years of hearty use, it was finally giving up on me. With a boot-time of around fifteen minutes and the user experience down the drain, I really wanted to finally make the switch to Linux. Now, I've used Linux before, I have some old computers which I put Ubuntu on, just to get on with some basic tasks, away from my big and bulky windows install. Of course, using Linux as a daily driver is a little bit different to writing Libre Office files in an Ubuntu install.
I appreciate I am rambling a little bit with this post, but my point is that my Manjaro install was consistently crashing for me, during the most basic of tasks - like running basic games such as Minecraft. As someone with only 4gb Ram, I assumed this was the problem. As it happens, it was not. For a start, my Windows dual-boot had no problem - so hardware issues was out of the question. What had actually happened was, I'd stupidly overlooked Swap files during my installation, I must have been so caught up in the bandwagon that I forgot some basic, basic things to do with my install. Now I've properly set up my swap files, my crashing has stopped.
This was a pretty pointless post, but I'd quite like it to serve as a little bit of a warning to my fellow newbies - make sure you consider supposedly little things such as swap files, it will cause you a headache if you don't.