Matt Mossholder on 11 Jan 2013 09:11:04 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Preliminary report: LinuxMint 14 - 32bit

I would think that the reason for only seeing 3GB of RAM is that the kernel isn't PAE enabled. 32bit mode can only access 4GB total without PAE, and that means it needs to leave some space for things like ROMs, aperature into video memory etc. This often means you will only see 3GB +/- of memory.Â


 Â --Matt

On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 11:35 AM, K.S. Bhaskar <> wrote:
A common reason for both the 10.04 seeing only 3G of RAM, and the Mint crashes could be a buggy BIOS. ÂYou might check whether there is an available BIOS upgrade.

-- Bhaskar

On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 10:57 AM, Eric at <> wrote:
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For several months I have been running LinuxMint 13 (Cinnamon) 64bit on my primary workstation - Athlon 64x2 with 4G RAM.

X crashes at least once a day - presumably runs out of memory.
If I'm doing a lot (or running Flash in a browser more than twice or more than 5 minutes) that can jump up to 2 or 3 times a day. :-(

I think that's related to it being 64bit. With 4G RAM it only sees 3G.

I put in a new hard drive and did an install of LinuxMint 14 (Cinnamon) 32bit. ÂI did that in part because the previous OS, Ubuntu 10.04 (which was stable like bedrock) was also 32bit.

Well, for the most part it works well.
This is the "rest of the part": ÂWhen I tell the system to either logout or restart there seems to be a better than 50% chance that it will just leave me hanging on the screen with no keyboard or mouse input. ÂI'm unable to even switch to a vc and perform an orderly shutdown. ÂI have not used the reset button on my computer more than once in the last 4 years. ÂToday, 4 times!

I'll update this as I investigate in my "spare" time!

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