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my memory setup was 768mb pc133 sdram(one 256mb stick and one 512mb stick); i just added a 512mb stick. the bios picked it up for a 1.3gb but slack 8.0 is showing 970mb total physical memory. performance seems to have picked up, but i can't make the numbers jive with what might be wrong here. ideas appreciated. thanx.
you may be right as i am using 2.2.19 and i configured 2.4.18 today and i set it up for the 4gb support-though for other as yet unknown reasons, i haven't gotten it up and running yet-but thanks, i appreciate your help
Yeah neo-fiveby7 nailed it, the 2.4.18 in Slackware doesn't support highmem by default, it makes the kernel quite a bit bigger and patrick wanted to dodge that bullet for at least one more release. I think he may have slapped a highmem.i in maybe?