I don't plan to do hibernation-I've heard it can be really unreliable. I'm currently using the tutorial on the SwapFaq page.
Edit: I found out how to utilize the swap space.
I was in GParted, right clicked on my swap space, and selected "Swapon."
I then went to terminal and typed in:
And, I got this:Code:free -m
So, my swap isn't being used at the moment, but it's nice to know it's there when I need it.Code:total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 7979 7261 717 0 35 1911 -/+ buffers/cache: 5314 2665 Swap: 16378 0 16378