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Old 01-18-2008, 02:11 AM   #1
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Unsure how to configure shared RAM on Intel GMA900 in Fedora 8


I recently upgraded a Sony Vaio VGN-FS742/W running Fedora 8 from its factory 512MB to 2GB of RAM. What I want to do is check how much of the RAM the 900 is using, and perhaps give it more. However, I am unsure how to do this and could not find anything useful on google or the LQ search function.

Also, my understanding of the back-end of Linux as a whole is more than somewhat lacking, so if responses could be made straight forward and with as few assumptions on my part as possible it would be appreciated.
 
Old 01-18-2008, 10:40 PM   #2
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That would be handled by the bios and not the OS.
 
Old 01-19-2008, 01:05 AM   #3
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Damn. I was afraid of that, as there is exactly nothing in the BIOS that even mentions the Intel chip. Easily the most useless BIOS config I've ever seen (It lets me set system time, boot order and system passwords. That's literally it.)
 
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Are you merely interested in increasing your X resolution ???.
Try the i810 driver, and pick a resolution of choice - i810 now includes the 915resolution fix for the shonky 800 and 900 series chips.
 
Old 01-20-2008, 02:08 AM   #5
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Nah, the standard drivers handle my laptop's native resolution (1280x800) just fine. It's just that since I have all this extra system RAM I thought I might share some with the video card, but it does not seem to be in cards. Annoying, but not catastrophic.

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