From: cybersean3000 at domain yahoo.com
Date: Fri 05 Oct 2001 - 12:41:25 IST
On 5 Oct 2001, at 12:22, John P. Looney wrote:
> 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
I guess this is what I am talking about:
Unless you are talking about the system ram that the driver
> allocates for textures that are too big for the card's own RAM.
This wasn't too bad on a Dell desktop with RH6.2. If one followed
nVidia's documentation exactly, most everything worked. However, with
some pixel size/colour depth combinations, the screen or just an app
(Netscape was the worst for this) would switch to black and white. The
nVidia products are frustrating, and in some cases, a necessary evil.
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