Thanks I am working on releasing some new and better videos very soon, as well as a whole new crop of music that was all done on vectorlinux.
I am not using the onboard video card, rather an ati rage card with the proprietary ati drivers flgrx or something like that?
I will be upgrading to a better accellerated video card as soon as possible. Actually, I just figured out I could squeeze 15 megs of ram back to the system by lowering the frame buffer setting for onboard video back down to its minimum of 1 meg. I'd like that meg back too but it won't let me just disable the onboard video card. CURSES I want that 1 meg of ram back please! System performance is just a tad better, but every bit helps, I'm pretty sure once I drop another 3.5 gigs of ram in this machine it will be very usable with xp and linux going together.
The 4 gig ram issue has been discussed here before, and actually vector linux and many other distributions patch the kernel to allow for up to 4gb of addressable ram. Going OVER 4gb is what is the problem actually...
So 4gb it is for me. Ah crap, I feel like I did when I maxed out my 486 66 to 32 MEGS of ram and everyone said "Why would you ever need more than 32 megs of ram anyway?" - Because more is ALWAYS better, thats why.
I'm surprised the move to 64 bit is going relatively slow for everyone, but many hardware makers are dragging their feet on driver support and other things I suppose... I actually tried a 64 bit machine recently and I was thoroughly dissapointed, but then it WAS running vista.
Somehow my brain says if its twice the bits, it should be twice as fast and thats really just not the case sadly enough...
Reflecting back... I started using computers on 8 bit processors, that were 2mhz. Its been a long and winding journey to
this current computer I have now. I am very impressed by this linux/xp virtualized system. This setup really excites and
inspires my creativity, much like my amiga did back in the day.
This is my favorite computer or computer setup I had had in a very long long time...
Thanks for your help guys!
Thanks for your help guys.