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Old 12-17-2005, 12:36 PM   #1
urbanwks
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memory size reported wrong 2.6.12.2/slack 10.2


for some reason or another my system is reporting that i have about 900mb of ram, when in fact i have 2gb. i'm not sure where to even begin as far as fixing this or figuring out why it's doing this in the first place.

i've googled, i've searched[though the LQ.org search was not being cooperative with me]...can't seem to find any explanation.

any help would be greatly appreciated, and if anyone needs any more information let me know. thanks in advance.
 
Old 12-17-2005, 12:43 PM   #2
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When dealing with loads of RAM the kernel needs a certain option enabled to detect it correctly. Don't remember exactly where. If you cooked this kernel, check your config and it should be somewhere.
 
Old 12-17-2005, 06:16 PM   #3
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thanks a lot, i'll check that out tonight. much appreciated.
 
Old 12-18-2005, 12:55 AM   #4
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awesome...that worked perfectly.

i can't remember what it was under word for word, but something like "High Memory" under the Processor Features. it was set to off and i changed that to 4gb.

thanks again, i appreciate the help.
 
Old 12-18-2005, 09:44 AM   #5
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No problema.
 
  


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