8.04 plus 8GB RAM

Vincent Trouilliez vincent.trouilliez at modulonet.fr
Mon Jul 21 19:51:08 UTC 2008

On Mon, 21 Jul 2008 15:23:23 -0400
Rashkae <ubuntu at tigershaunt.com> wrote:

> If you really want to install the 32-bit, version, I think you will need
> to install the server Kernel from the packages, as that one has the
> Large Memory support enabled.

Hi Rashkae,

I happen to have 4GB on my desktop machine, just followed your advice
and oh magic, with the server kernel, 32 Bit Ubuntu does indeed use the
full 4.0 GB of RAM, great ! :-)
But sadly this means no Nvidia 3D support since this the
repository doesn't offer this restricted driver for the
server kernel... which makes sense I admit.

So is there a way to enable (involves recompiling I guess?) this
"Large Memory" option in the "desktop" /generic 32 bit kernel, so that
the Nvidia driver still work ?
Or is it easier to just use the server kernel and install the nvidia
driver by hand using the nvidia installer ?



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