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    Re: Only 2.9 of 4 GB (Install ram) available

    Quote Originally Posted by dlcomm View Post
    Thanks everyone..... since I am one who hates it when people don't follow up on the posts... I will try to not do that myself...

    I installed the PAE kernel and it now sees the full amount of RAM! I had a strange issue on the first boot where my glidepad was not working but a proper shutdown and restart of the machine cleared that issue.
    Thanks for the feedback!

    It seems to me, that the installer didn't detect correctly the amount of RAM. IMO, this is a bug. So, if you have some free time, please report it at http://bugs.launchpad.net

    For instructions, see: community/ReportingBugs

    Quote Originally Posted by dlcomm View Post
    I think I will just install the 64bit version in any case but thanks to all for the input and suggestions.
    +1 64-bit FTW

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    Re: Only 2.9 of 4 GB (Install ram) available

    Quote Originally Posted by amauk View Post
    different issue from OP
    most likely you have some component (integrated graphics) that's siphoning off your RAM
    (although 1Gb seems a bit excessive, but still quick google reveals mobos with 1Gb integrated graphics do exist, so...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by James78 View Post
    I have the same problem. 4GB of RAM, only 2.99GB being shown.. Using 64 bit.. Quite frustrating.

    free -m for anyone interested
    Code:
                 total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
    Mem:          3008       2794        213          0        224       1654
    -/+ buffers/cache:        916       2092
    Swap:         4692         13       4679
    I would suggest you to start a new thread. Don't forget to post your hardware specs (I mean your computer's specs ).
    Last edited by sisco311; January 21st, 2011 at 03:18 AM.

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    Re: Only 2.9 of 4 GB (Install ram) available

    Quote Originally Posted by amauk View Post
    different issue from OP
    most likely you have some component (integrated graphics) that's siphoning off your RAM
    (although 1Gb seems a bit excessive, but still quick google reveals mobos with 1Gb integrated graphics do exist, so...)
    Ya, that's what I figured, although as you said, 1GB is really extensive. I'm pretty sure my integrated graphics can't and doesn't eat that much!

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