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Old 01-06-2004, 02:03 PM   #1
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slackware XFree86 video ram question


i just recently installed slackware 9.1 and and installed the nvidia drivers for my geforce 4 which has 64 megs of ram but when i went to edit the XFree86Config file i noticed that where it said videoram it said around 40 megs. anyone know why this is?
 
Old 01-06-2004, 02:47 PM   #2
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How did you configure X? Have you tried to edit this or change it to make it correct in what you have?
 
Old 01-06-2004, 10:06 PM   #3
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no i didnt want mess it up, i was wondering if anyone has ever seen anything like this
 
Old 01-06-2004, 11:08 PM   #4
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no i didnt want mess it up, i was wondering if anyone has ever seen anything like this
Well that's why I was asking you, cause in Slackware when you configure X using xf86config, it should ask you how much RAM your videocard has. If you specified the correct amount, it shouldn't display the wrong amount.

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Old 01-06-2004, 11:23 PM   #5
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i didnt configure it i gues si'll stick it in there and see what happens. do you know what the value is for 64 megs is? i know its not 64000 even, or will it matter
 
Old 01-07-2004, 07:40 AM   #6
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i didnt configure it i gues si'll stick it in there and see what happens. do you know what the value is for 64 megs is? i know its not 64000 even, or will it matter
Well, if you didn't configure it, somehow your videocard and monitor are able to work with a default xf86config file which is not really recommended.

Run xf86config to configure it to your needs, don't just change the RAM, if not, the settings you have now might work but could damage either your monitor or videocard if their not setup properly.
 
Old 01-07-2004, 07:56 AM   #7
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oh and just for you'll know and to answer your size question
64 MB = 65536 KB
 
  


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