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Date:      Fri, 9 Jan 2009 12:09:05 +0100
From:      "Giuseppe Pagnoni" <gpagnoni@gmail.com>
To:        "Paul B. Mahol" <onemda@gmail.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD 7.1, nvidia-driver, GeForce 8500 GT
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Yes, I did.  And although the system appears to list the specified
amount of RAM (3GB or 2GB), the X server crashes nonetheless...

On Fri, Jan 9, 2009 at 9:17 AM, Paul B. Mahol <onemda@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 1/9/09, Giuseppe Pagnoni <gpagnoni@gmail.com> wrote:
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: Giuseppe Pagnoni <gpagnoni@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 <pieter@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
>
> You rebooted after that change?
>
>> 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 <pieter@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
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>
>
> --
> Paul
>



-- 
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



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