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On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 12:29 PM, Enrico Weigelt <weigelt@...> wrote:
> * Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@...> wrote:
>> $free -m
>> total used free shared buffers cached
>> Mem: 5925 3334 2590 0 319 1571
>> -/+ buffers/cache: 1443 4481
>> Swap: 20479 0 20479
> Apropos total memory: on my box w/ 4GB, it only shows up 3GB.
> On bootup, kernel (built w/ CONFIG_HIGHMEM4G=y) says:
> 2119MB HIGHMEM available.
> 887MB LOWMEM available.
> Who's eating up a whole GB ? BIOS ? GPU ?
It sounds suspiciously like video memory to me.
GART could be involved. How much DRAM on your video card?