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Re: Catch-22 : curiouser and curiouser -- but better



On Mon, 29 Dec 2008 11:25:26 -0500, Bill Davidsen wrote:

> One answer, the PAE kernel is used for 32 bit operation with 4GB or more
> of ram. Lets you see the whole memory.

	Well, I looked at both the system-monitor and lshw-gui -- and got 
very different answers. One tells me I have 2.8 GB of (unspecified) 
"memory," while the other tells me 4 GB of "system memory," with two 
entries for RAM, neither of which says (in a form I can read, at least) 
how much. One just says 32; the other gives "widths" of 64 for the cpu, 
and 32 for each of its RAMs.

	My guess is that I might as well remove the PAE -- if I could, 
without initiating yet another catastrophe; I did big damage a few years 
by removing kernels wrong somehow. Probably better to let well enough 
alone -- especially if never using either eventually gets them 
expired ....

>    "We have more to fear from the bungling of the incompetent than from
> the machinations of the wicked."  - from Slashdot

	If only more people would realize that! 

	(I also like the version that says something like "Never 
attribute to malevolence what can be explained by mere stupidity" -- and 
Schiller's "Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens." (In 
Asimov's translation, "Against stupidity the Gods themselves contend in 
vain."))

-- 
Beartooth Staffwright, PhD, Neo-Redneck Linux Convert
Fedora 8 & 9; Alpine 2.00, Pan 0.132; Privoxy 3.0.6;
Dillo 0.8.6, Galeon 2, Epiphany 2, Opera 9, Firefox 2 & 3
Remember I know precious little of what I am talking about.


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