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Old 01-30-03, 10:18 AM   #1
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Default How to limit VideoRam - XF86config-option ignored!?

I would like to limit the amount of VideoRam X uses on my GF3, because I'd really like to use a Portion of it for RamDisk or Swap. See
this page for details.

Unfortunatly the VideoRam option in XF86Config seems to be ignored by NVdriver. Although I specified VideoRam to be 32MB in XF86Config, my log reports:
(--) NVIDIA(0): VideoRAM: 65536 kBytes

The driver simply detects the amount of RAM on the Videoboard and uses all of it. I have looked into the source code to figure out how to change this behaviour, but didn't succeed.

Can anybody give me a hint?
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You didn't read the article, didn't you?

5. Fixing the XF86Config
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CAUTUION! It WILL NOT work with nVidias binary drivers. They just ignore VideoRam option! On the other hand it works perfectly with XFree86's nv driver.
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I DID read the article. I just would like do the same with nvidia's driver. There must be a way to tell this driver not to use all of the memory!
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