What I do for a new machine?

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Wed Dec 7 21:46:52 UTC 2011

On Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 21:31, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
> Now that I did /not/ know! Ouch.
> OK, so, you should have (physical RAM * 1.5)+(video RAM).
> Easier to say 2*RAM, I reckon. The chances of video RAM being greater
> than motherboard RAM are low, I reckon.
> I seem to recall a kernel hack to allow swapping to unused video RAM,
> if you have a modern graphics card but seldom use 3D graphics - as I
> do myself, for example. That struck me as very clever...
> http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/Using_Graphics_Card_Memory_as_Swap

I suppose that you are right: It is easier to advise someone to
install "RAM *2" than "RAM + Video RAM + a bit of breathing room" and
the end result will be rather similar. Thanks, then, that is the
advice that I will dispense!

Have a good night!

Dotan Cohen


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