Re: shared graphic ram hangs kernel since 2.4.3-ac1

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Wed Aug 21 2002 - 09:08:40 EST

On Wed, 2002-08-21 at 14:29, Justin Heesemann wrote:
> > Are you running a very old version of grub ?
> actually i am running lilo..
> the one that comes with debian 3.0.
> the problem also occurs with every bootable linux cd, that i tried.. as long
> as it's running kernel 2.4.19.
> debian bf24 kernel image (i think its 2.4.16?) is booting when i append
> mem=511M, knoppix/gentoo with 2.4.19 doesnt.
> would you suggest that i try grub ?

It shouldnt make any difference. Very old grb always passed mem=, which
did break some things because at one point it overrode the reporting of
holes and the like.

Shared graphic ram shouldnt in theory ever be causing hangs. The BIOS
E820 memory reporting should be excluding any video reserved memory from
its reporting. For the i810/845 its fractionally more complex once we go
into X11 (we allocate from the AGP pool ourselves) but not in console

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