Monday, December 13, 2004

himem needed for laptop memory upgrade

Just received two 1G DIMMs for the old D800 and what to my surprise to see that cat /proc/meminfo only shows 900MB! That was my old amount. good. Turns out, thanks to bcowan on #gentoo, that "himem" needs to be set to 4GB in the linux kernel config or else 900MB is the max recognizable. Easy solution and I'm now cruising with 2026MB. Beautiful.

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