[PlanetCCRMA] planetccrma repo down, or...?

sevol sevols.ear at gmail.com
Sat Oct 23 00:19:23 PDT 2010

On 10/22/10, Niels Mayer <nielsmayer at gmail.com> wrote:
> I remember playing whackamole around this issue, having a similar
> integrated graphics card on
> ASUS M4A78T-E:
> gnulem-107-~> lspci | grep VGA
> 01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon HD 3300
> Graphics
> In my case, doing what was suggested in the message, ended up wasting
> more memory than the 64M claimed in the message -- I vaguely recall it
> prevented me from using the onboard memory on the graphics card and
> forced me to use shared memory. So I went back to letting it output
> this stupid message:
> Initializing CPU#0
> Checking aperture...
> No AGP bridge found
> Node 0: aperture @ 20000000 size 32 MB
> Aperture pointing to e820 RAM. Ignoring.
> Your BIOS doesn't leave a aperture memory hole
> Please enable the IOMMU option in the BIOS setup
> This costs you 64 MB of RAM
> Mapping aperture over 65536 KB of RAM @ 20000000
> PM: Registered nosave memory: 0000000020000000 - 0000000024000000
> Memory: 4045540k/4849664k available (4476k kernel code, 656260k
> absent, 147864k reserved, 3710k data, 932k init)
> Although not quite as stupid as this message:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=566010
> -- Niels.
> http://nielsmayer.coM
Hi Niels,

Yeah, seems like the iommu=noaperture fix for my box is better than
tossing 64MB (or more) ram away, if, in fact, I *could* have enabled
the IOMMU option as suggested in dmesg. As my systm was hardly usable
before this, I'm probably feeling happier than I should atm that I
didn't have to rewind & return to go.

All these interstitial event timings, it seems, require slightly
stupid (or slight cosmic) approaches to deciphering our misguided
machines. A few years ago, in an attempt to install Gentoo, I'd get a
kernel panic because it said it couldn't find the optical drive it was
already reading from. On the Gentoo IRC channel they were baffled. But
I am too dumb at this stuff & grateful for troubleshooters who know
where to shoot.

Do I believe my setup troubles are over? I'll try to...


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