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Old 03-06-2006, 04:03 PM   #1
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After exiting Fluxbox I get: shmget (lowmem) error

Hello All!

I got a new, TFT, 19" monitor. Every time I exit Fluxbox(to get to full command line mode - linux), while using the new monitor, I get the following message:

(EE) RADEON(0): shmget (lowmem) error: Unknown error 999
My theory is that my video card (ATI Radeon 7200 64MB DDR VIVO) runs out of memory because it has to run at 24-bit 1280 x 1024 mode with the new 19" monitor because it is an old card with only 64MB. I never got the message when I was using my 17" CRT monitor, @ 24-bit 1024 x 768 setting.

Could this be the reason?

Old 03-07-2006, 12:05 PM   #2
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Possible solution???

Worth a shot. I don't think it's an issue with running out of memory; I would expect this to cause more apparent issues (like not being able to run at your given resolution/depth).




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