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Re: Using 4GB with amd64 - problems with NVidia graphics kernel driver

On Sat, 2005-07-09 at 17:53 +0200, Dr.techn. Alexander K. Seewald wrote:
> Hi,
> I've recently installed the debian amd64 distribution on an MSI K8N
> Platinum board with 4GB memory. Installation was no problem, once I found
> the correct installer. I've also compiled the nvidia-kernel module
> (1.0.7174-3) NVidia module for a 6600GT graphics card, and it works well.
> I'm about to test video playback, so I should be able to say how
> fast it is soon.
> I'm using my own compiled 2.6.11 kernel (based on the kernel sources
> from the unofficial apt servers, with patches for sk98lin
> (downloaded from their homepage, non-open source - the internal
> sk98lin driver does not support the Marvell Yukon3 which is
> on-board))
> During install I've not set memory hole remapping in the BIOS, and therefore
> less than 4GB are recognized by the system.
> This is of course becoming an issue now, so I've tested both
> settings which are available: Continuous and Discrete. Both lead to
> a Kernel oops in XFree86, which may be depending on the NVidia
> model. See attached log excerpt. Is this a known problem? Is there a
> workaround, or might the newer NVidia drivers / a newer kernel solve
> this problem?

Does it work fine with the nv driver?

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson, LA USA
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