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SubjectRe: "assumed" graphic card memory
May be using we can use the internals of lspci and pciutils.
So that we can calculate the VGA memory on the fly.

On 7/13/06, Molle Bestefich <molle.bestefich@gmail.com> wrote:
> > I'd say it needs a framebuffer device which I do not have
>
> Use the PCI variant ;-).
>
> > Also, the PCI path varies a lot
>
> Obviously. The correct PCI path would need to be found first.
>
> (I used "lspci|grep VGA", hehe.)
>
> > None of this works at all on non-Linux systems, for that matter.
> > (Wine does run on non-Linux systems, in case you didn't realize that.)
>
> Default to 64MB on those systems.
>
> > This reports the wrong values for me in
> > one machine with a 32M video card:
> > 134217728
>
> Ok. Guess it's rubbish then, too bad.
> Oh well.
>
> > It might be possible to guesstimate the available memory:
> > http://delphi3d.net/articles/viewarticle.php?article=texman.htm
>
> Promising!
>
> But perhaps an easier approach would be to fix every Linux driver
> to report the correct number in sysfs. I'm pretty sure each driver
> knows how much RAM is on the card already, so it should be trivial..
>
>
>
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