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SubjectRe: FW: UPDATE: Linux SLOW on Compaq Armada 110 PIII Speedstep

On 20010712 Daniel Harvey wrote:
>Got an idea - the video card in the Compaq uses a piece of shared memory
>(between 2-8M).
>
>Would Linux be able to detect that?
>

The bios just tells linux it has less ram. I have a laptop with all SiS chips,
vga is a SiS630, and uses 8Mb added to its own 8Mb. Linux just thinks it has
120Mb of ram.

>> mem=250M - slow
>> mem=252M - slow
>> mem=256M - hangs on boot,

Do not know why it is slow, but it hangs because it is trying to use reserved video
mem.

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