3GiB ram, gnome-system-monitor now says 2.9GiB
Amedee Van Gasse (Ubuntu)
amedee-ubuntu at amedee.be
Tue Apr 7 08:09:42 UTC 2009
On Mon, April 6, 2009 16:44, J. Limon wrote:
> Rashkae wrote:
>> J. Limon wrote:
>>> Hm, time to figure out where that missing 0.01GiB is going.
>> I think, as you've already found, it's going straight to the on-board
>> video.. As you reported, if you don't blacklist the modules, they load
>> and even report the amount of memory being reserved. I can only
>> conclude that the video is not as disabled in the bios as you think it
>> is. (Not to say you did anything wrong, this could just as easy be a
>> fault in the bios as anything, if it doesn't actually disable the
>> on-board chip regardless of options you choose.). The real mystery is
>> why your previous distro was reporting the full 3 Gig.
> I actually did go ahead and blacklist the modules, so now dmesg doesn't
> even report the memory being "stolen" (its words, not mine.)
> And you're right - I'm extremely curious as to why Mint reported it as
> 3.0GiB as well.
That is strange, because Mint *is* Ubuntu, with only a few small GUI changes.
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