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Re: [K12OSN] Firefox crashes



Hi Michael,

Sounds like a typical crummy BIOS from Dell...

You can determine how much RAM the video is grabbing by knowing how much
RAM the box has and looking at the output of "free" on the box once
things are running. The difference between the box total and the "TOTAL"
amount has been allocated to video RAM. Then put that amount in lts.conf
as 
X_VIDEORAM = abcM

(take the amount you determined and divide it by 1024 -OR- use "free -m"
to get the amount in MB).

On Thu, 2007-05-03 at 08:31 -0400, Michael Blinn wrote:
>   I'm still wrestling with this problem. The BIOS does not have a
> section for specifying the memory allocated to the onboard i810 video.
> So, I am ending up guessing, which is never a good thing when
> diagnosing issues like this. Using videoram values of '32768' and
> '65536' cause the X server to not even start. Using 16384 it starts
> OK, however I still receive the same 'insufficient resources' when
> viewing lots of images. The CacheLines directive doesn't seem to make
> a difference, no matter its value.
> 
>   I've read of many other folks using the i810 setup on Dell GX110s..
> does anyone else experience this problem, or how have they worked
> around it? Maybe a BIOS upgrade would allow me to specify videoram
> allocation?
> 
> -Michael
> 
> Dan Young wrote: 
> > Michael Blinn wrote:
> >   
> > >    I'm still testing a lot so I only have 3 clients, one is a nVidia
> > > GeForce3 TI200 and the other two are i810s; this error occurs on the
> > > i810s for-sure, and I need more debugging time to tell if the
> > > sudden-crash bug I see on the nVidia box is the same. The server itself
> > > has an ES1000 but I haven't logged in there in months.
> > >     
> > 
> > http://www.google.com/search?q=%27BadAlloc+%28insufficient+resources+for+operation%29%27
> > 
> > First hit refers to i810 VRAM issues:
> > http://blog.sontek.net/archive/2007/04/04/Error-BadAlloc-insufficient-resources-for-operation.aspx
> > 
> > Can you bump up the VRAM with the X_VIDEORAM parameter in your lts.conf?
> > http://www.ltsp.org/twiki/bin/view/Ltsp/LtsConf#X_VIDEORAM
> 
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