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SubjectRe: Thinkpad 600 memory woes
Peter Monta <> writes:

> Try mem=127M. I forget what the issue was, but this worked
> for me. (Actually I used mem=95M with 96M of installed DRAM.)
> I think this was mentioned on one of the Thinkpad 600
> pages linked from the main linux-laptop page.

I believe the problem is that the BIOS really really wants to have
that last meg of memory reserved for itself, and it gets cranky when
the kernel overwrites what it's put there.

> ALSA has a sound driver that works.

It sort of worked when I tried it a while ago. But it was certainly
better than no sound at all.

Unless IBM's changed the specs recently, the TP600 has a CS423[67]
sound chip in it -- it's definitely not a real soundblaster.


nat lanza --------------------- research programmer, parallel data lab, cmu scs --------------------------------
there are no whole truths; all truths are half-truths -- alfred north whitehead

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