Video Memory

Joep L. Blom jlblom at
Mon Mar 2 09:59:17 UTC 2009

Ray Parrish wrote:
> Lucio M Nicolosi wrote:
>>> I'd want to try telling your BIOS to use _less_ memory, and see what
>>> happens - seems to me any system still limping along on a mere .5GB of main
>>> memory doesn't need to be running video modes that need 256MB
>>> --
>>> derek
>> Absolutely, I would allocate the minimum needed for the required
>> resolution. It could be as little as 8Mb. (and see what happens).
>> L.
> Somehow I don't think that compiz would work very well with only 8MB of 
> video memory even if there were a way to set it that low. My system 
> isn't limping along either, it seems to work just fine, with the 
> exception of an occasional gray out of a program while it's doing 
> something intensive.
> Later, Ray Parrish
Using the calculator in Gnome (Scientific form) it calculates without 
any problem the hex to dec conversion:
FBFFFFFF = 4227858431

Choose Hex and enter the figures (of course without 0x). Then choose Dec.
That's all.

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