3GiB ram, gnome-system-monitor now says 2.9GiB
jlimon at eml.cc
Mon Apr 6 07:45:53 UTC 2009
J. Limon wrote:
> Matthew Flaschen wrote:
>> J. Limon wrote:
>>> Previous to using the Jaunty beta, I had been using whatever the latest
>>> version of Linux Mint is (6.x I think?) and their version of
>>> gnome-system-monitor had always correctly displayed my RAM as being
>>> 3.0GiB but ever since switching to Ubuntu, it is now 2.9GiB.
>>> While I fully acknowledge that this is superficial and absolutely
>>> frivolous - I'm just curious as to why this could be, maybe a new patch
>>> to gnome-system-monitor which handles the rounding up and down of these
>> I doubt it's a rounding issue. One possibility is you have different
>> drivers, and an Ubuntu one is reserving some memory.
>> Matt Flaschen
> The only possibility I can come up with is the fact I have an onboard
> video which is disabled in the BIOS.
> [ 7.061965] agpgart-intel 0000:00:00.0: Intel 865 Chipset
> [ 7.062259] agpgart-intel 0000:00:00.0: detected 8060K stolen memory
> [ 7.069986] agpgart-intel 0000:00:00.0: AGP aperture is 128M @
> [ 7.245824] intel_rng: Firmware space is locked read-only. If you
> can't or
> [ 7.245827] intel_rng: don't want to disable this in firmware
> setup, and if
> [ 7.245829] intel_rng: you are certain that your system has a
> [ 7.245830] intel_rng: RNG, try using the 'no_fwh_detect' option.
> [ 8.900019] intel8x0_measure_ac97_clock: measured 54757 usecs
> [ 8.900024] intel8x0: clocking to 48000
> Perhaps you are right.
> "If a problem can be solved there is no use worrying about it. If it can't be solved, worrying will do no good."
Perhaps I spoke too soon. I blacklisted intel_agp and agpgart because my
NVidia card is PCI and neither loads anymore and the stolen memory is
longer being reported in dmesg.. however gnome-system-monitor still says
Just for comparison, htop reports 3016MB.
- J. Limon
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