Disabling Ubuntu Swap for Machines With High RAM

Case: Optimizing Intel NUC with 16GB RAM, SSD, Xubuntu 18.04, for non-demanding usage (primarily web browsing and text-editing).

Setting Swappiness on Ubuntu

Checking current swappiness setting:

cat /proc/sys/vm/swappiness

Add swappiness setting:

sudo nano /etc/sysctl.conf

At the bottom of the file, add:

sysctl vm.swappiness=1

Reboot for settings to take effect.
Since basic usage for this rig is ~4GB RAM, swap is set to a the minimum for remaining active (1% of RAM).

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