Morphos Video Ram Overloaded?
  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    osco
    Posts: 680 from 2009/10/21
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    Ran an Arexx script that loads single page PDF files. No images text only. At about the eight page the OS gets overloaded for more memory? IAre there any settings that would help?

    Still havent upgraded to 2.5 :-?
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
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    > Are there any settings that would help?

    Switch off Enhanced Display.
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    takemehomegrandma
    Posts: 2493 from 2003/2/24
    Sounds very weird IMHO...

    :-?
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    osco
    Posts: 680 from 2009/10/21
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    by Andreas_Wolf on 2010/7/1 13:23:19

    > Are there any settings that would help?

    Switch off Enhanced Display.

    Tried that no help/ is there a shell command "avail" that will show the video ram? :-?
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    Crumb
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    Still havent upgraded to 2.5 :-?


    Upgrade, as it improves gfx memory handling on Mac Mini :-)
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 9790 from 2003/5/22
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    >> Switch off Enhanced Display.

    > Tried that no help

    Strange.

    > is there a shell command "avail" that will show the video ram?

    MorphOS 2.5 comes with Graphicsmemory.sbar. So I'd say you upgrade.
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
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    > it improves gfx memory handling on Mac Mini

    You mean he has a 64 MiB VRAM Mac mini but uses only 32 MiB?
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    takemehomegrandma
    Posts: 2493 from 2003/2/24
    But come on people. OK, I have never tried to have eight PDF files open at the same time in MorphOS myself, but is there really any reason to why 8x *single page* PDF's, with *no graphics*, only text, would drain graphics memory completely to zero?
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    Golem
    Posts: 766 from 2003/2/28
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    Using enhanced display, yes, 8 large windows would use a lot of vram. But upgrading to 2.5 would at least allow you to keep an eye on vram usage.

    [ Edited by Golem on 2010/7/1 21:02 ]
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    amyren
    Posts: 196 from 2010/5/15
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    I just tested 8 single pages pdf's. It consumes in total 30.1MB VRAM here. I have a small monitor atm, so I run only 1024x768 24 bit now. If I had a bigger screensize I'd probably have used more than that.
    Luckily I have MOS2.5 and 64MB VRAM, so I did open 9 more pdfs and was then at 47.1 MB.
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    osco
    Posts: 680 from 2009/10/21
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    OK Downloaded 2.5 and burnt it I think? Placed the Burndt CD and booted? Was i to hold any keys while booting? Its tough when the gray sets in...Anyways I didnt and a "LIVE UBONTO Icon appears...OK back to the read me :-D :-D :-D :-D

    Read the read me and held the "C" button nope does not read cd but boots off the HD and ubonto live cd appers on ambient,,,, :-?

    was not a blank cd therefore LiVE UBONTO

    [ Edited by osco on 2010/7/1 18:14 ]

    [ Edited by osco on 2010/7/2 22:55 ]
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    amyren
    Posts: 196 from 2010/5/15
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    You burned the Mos2.5 iso and still the disc apears as Ubuntu? Then I think something have gone wrong when you burned that iso file.
    Normally the 'C' button will load the CD if its bootable.
    Make sure you get the iso burned right, and try again.
    If you have problems with booting the disc after this, you should read this thread.
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    Bizzare that live ubuntu would appear - sounds like some mess-up with burning the CD/DVD imho.

    On my Mac-mini (1.5GHz with A1048 keyboard) holding C does not work for boooting from CD (iirc, the booting process loaded the boot.img from the hard drive, then tried to boot the OS from the CD and failed).
    As an alternative, you can boot holding the 'ALT' key which will bring up the boot selection screen. Then just select the optical drive icon to boot from the CD drive.
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    osco
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    Sorry all ...a blank cd must be used....using a blank cd the 2.5 iso got burnt but......the installation failed ;;;;;;;see other post
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