nvidia questions

Matthew Hawkins matthew at topic.com.au
Tue Jan 15 17:32:58 EST 2002

On Mon, 14 Jan 2002, Jan-Yun Lou wrote:
> Firstly, are the "nvidia" drivers any better than the
> "nv" drivers?

Not for 2D, unless the driver is supporting a chipset the current nv
driver doesn't.

> Secondly, Linux seems to continually get the amount of
> memory on my video card wrong!  I have a Geforce 256
> with 32MB RAM.  Both Red Hat and Mandrake (the two
> distributions I've tried) say it has 4MB.  However I
> noticed that in the XF86Config-4 file the line "video
> ram" is commented out.  So the question is, what's
> going on here?  Does linux actually use the full 32MB?

At the moment it won't be.  You'll need to uncomment that line and put
32768 in there as the value.


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