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hbaastrup 01-08-06 01:28 PM

GeForce Go 6200 and Video Ram problems
I have bought a labtop with a nVidia GeForce Go 6200 video chip and with 254MB of Video Ram. I have installed SuSE 10 x86_64 Linux on the labtop together with the "Linux AMD64/EM64T version 1.0-8178" nVidia graphic driver. The driver functions; I get the nVidia splash screen and my GUI (KDE) runs smoothly.
My problem is; when I use the nvidia-settings program, it tells me that the labtab only has 64MB video ram. So now I have my doubts that the driver do not use the whole video ram, but only 64MB of the 256MB available.
I would like to ask the forum; if there is a way to control the video ram the driver makes available and if so, how to change it.

netllama 01-08-06 02:20 PM

Re: GeForce Go 6200 and Video Ram problems
Is this a TurboCache version of the GeForce Go 6200. If so, then it shares system RAM to provide the 256MB, and doesn't have its own reserved videoram.

Please post a bug report if you have additional questions.


hbaastrup 01-09-06 02:24 AM

Re: GeForce Go 6200 and Video Ram problems
Thank you for your quick reply Lonni.
As fare I can see, from the specifications for the labtop, it is a "Geforce Go 6200 Turbo Cache 256MB". Is there a way that I can ask the system for this? Because the specifications I have for the labtop are very few.
If the chip is of the Turbo Cache type, how does it allocate the ram needed? Is it a parameter I can give it?

hermier 01-09-06 02:44 AM

Re: GeForce Go 6200 and Video Ram problems
Usually on laptops, it is a configurable parameter in the bios. But be carefull, increasing the video memory will decrease the system memory.

hbaastrup 01-09-06 03:49 AM

Re: GeForce Go 6200 and Video Ram problems
My Asus A6750KLH does not have this BIOS fiture

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