---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Giuseppe Pagnoni <gpagn...@gmail.com> Date: Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 6:11 PM Subject: Re: FreeBSD 7.1, nvidia-driver, GeForce 8500 GT To: Pieter de Goeje <pie...@degoeje.nl>
Dear Pieter, thanks for the information. Unfortunately, putting the line hw.physmem="3G" in /boot/loader.conf as you suggested does not prevent the system from crashing when starting X (even using "2G"), while taking physically out the 2G memory bank from the motherboard does. That's a pity because this being a dual boot system, I could have left the 4 GB of RAM in when using the other OS.... Is there any other option that you would be aware of? thanks again giuseppe On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 1:44 PM, Pieter de Goeje <pie...@degoeje.nl> wrote: >> >>>> How much memory do you have? Freebsd/Nvidia doesn't work with 4Gigs >> >>>> of memory OR PAE enabled kernels. Nvidia's forums have lots more >> >>>> information >> >>>> regarding this. >> >> >> >> I'm not sure of the internals exactly, but the amount of onboard memory >> >> plus the memory that comes with the card can't exceed 4G. (I could be >> >> wrong, but I think this is accurate). In this case, assuming you have a >> >> 512M card or similar then 3 Gigs of memory should work. I have seen >> >> reports of 2Gigs of memory working (i386) and am sure that works without >> >> problems. amd64 doesn't work at all, as you have already stated. >> >> >> >> If you have a requirement to use the nvidia based graphics driver, then >> >> you really don't have an alternative at this time, then to remove system >> >> memory from your main board. >> >> >> >> ~Paul > > Putting hw.physmem="3G" in /boot/loader.conf might also work. > > -- > Pieter de Goeje > > -- Giuseppe Pagnoni Dip. Scienze Biomediche Sezione Fisiologia Univ. di Modena e Reggio Emilia Via Campi 287 I-41100 Modena, Italy Tel: +39-059-205-5742 Fax: +39-059-205-5363 -- Giuseppe Pagnoni Dip. Scienze Biomediche Sezione Fisiologia Univ. di Modena e Reggio Emilia Via Campi 287 I-41100 Modena, Italy Tel: +39-059-205-5742 Fax: +39-059-205-5363 _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"