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Old 04-02-08, 09:54 PM   #11
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Default Re: >=3G installed crashes X server due to simplistic PCI allocation by kernel

I'm running 32bit unstable Debian on a MSI P35 PLATINUM+E8400 with 4GB ram and 169.12 drivers. No problems getting into X, just some hangs while gaming.

My .config has CONFIG_HIGHMEM4G=y and CONFIG_RESOURCES_64BIT=y, which seem like pretty standard options, RedHat/Fedora uses this anyway.. I don't have anything for CONFIG_X86_PAE in my .config, not sure how to enable it otherwise, but I know there's other issues with it so I never bothered.

A few weeks back, several people experienced hangs when attempting to start X and all but one fixed the problem with a BIOS update - - I don't see anything about memory configuration there, just sounds like most of them were using motherboards that were 1.5-2+ years old.

When I asked for help in the past, a BIOS update was always one of the first things mentioned. If there's something more recent available, you should try it LucidTaZ.
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