Re: [aclug-L] RAM question
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It's also interesting to note that some video boards may not work with
more than xx Meg of RAM. This is likely more a problem with older cards
than newer ones. I had a Diamond Speedstar 64 when I first began using
Linux and 12 Meg of RAM. This wasn't a problem as the memory aperature
began at 16 MB boundary, I believe. I ran into this problem when I
added 16 Meg in the spring of '97 and boosted this system to 28 MB.
Suddenly I had a garbled screen in X, while Win 3.1 was OK. A little
looking in the XFree docs revealed the above boundary information.
The X server for the Diamond cards have an option available in
XF86Config to specify the video memory apperature. A little guessing
and playing found that by setting this to 32 MB, my X was restored.
Later I installed my current ATI Graphics eXpression and this little
problem went away.
Just one more thing to consider when upgrading a system.
- Nate >>
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Swap size (was Re: [aclug-L] RAM question), John Goerzen, 1998/10/15
Re: [aclug-L] RAM question, Jeremy Johnstone, 1998/10/20