From: John P. Looney (john at domain antefacto.com)
Date: Fri 05 Oct 2001 - 12:22:03 IST
On Fri, Oct 05, 2001 at 12:17:44PM +0100, cybersean3000 at domain yahoo.com mentioned:
> 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.
What card ? Their nForce chipset does this, as it has an integrated
GeforceMX die in it. It'll use system memory.
But their normal cards all just map their RAM into the PCI address space,
so it adds it to the total memory, though you can't use it for normal
apps. Unless you are talking about the system ram that the driver
allocates for textures that are too big for the card's own RAM.
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