In order to produce a cheap card, nVidia put no memory on it, and in
order for it to work, you have to reserve ram to act as video memory. To
pull this off with Linux, I think some kernel hacking must take place in
addition to the video driver. However, I may be wrong about all of this.
Interesting that the nVidia driver for Winderz/NT does this without
telling the user anything, your ram just slips into the ether.
On 5 Oct 2001, at 11:21, John P. Looney wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 05, 2001 at 08:37:32AM +0100, Stephane Dudzinski mentioned:
> > For those experiencing such problems, here's a nice howto.
> > http://www.linuxgames.com/articles/morenvidiatips-20010930.txt>> Ouch. Why won't nVidia release the source of the driver, so people don't
> have to use "dd" to patch a binary module directly ? It's just sick.
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