stagefright1989
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512MB board with fedora remix not using all ram.

Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:04 am

we dont have an arm*.elf for 512 MB. any manual hacks to make fedora see all the available ram ?

lingon
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Re: 512MB board with fedora remix not using all ram.

Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:17 pm

Have you tried installing/updating the rpi-update tool and doing the update?

mintra
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Re: 512MB board with fedora remix not using all ram.

Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:33 pm

I have the same problem, and have found how to do the update based on the suggestion from the last post, this led me to this web site.

https://sites.google.com/site/tingox/ra ... _pi_fedora

I think the command :

>cat /proc/meminfo displays the RAM you have and if it is not 512Mb you can do the following:

So to put this in place I did the following in a terminal

>su
>yum install git
>wget http://goo.gl/1BOfJ -O /usr/bin/rpi-update && chmod +x /usr/bin/rpi-update
>file `which rpi-update`
>reboot

Now the memory check should show the full 512mb

strobert
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Re: 512MB board with fedora remix not using all ram.

Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:21 am

getting rpi-update and running it worked for me to get to the normal memory.

owenlars
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Re: 512MB board with fedora remix not using all ram.

Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:00 pm

I ran the rpi-update and did a reboot and it did not work for me.

Does anybody have any other ideas or suggestions?

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Re: 512MB board with fedora remix not using all ram.

Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:09 pm

Did you also edit config.txt to allocate the memory between the GPU & CPU?

gpu_mem_256=
gpu_mem_512=

owenlars
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Re: 512MB board with fedora remix not using all ram.

Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:53 pm

I just took a look at /boot/config.txt

It didnt have any memory config in there at all, so i just added to following:

gpu_mem_512=32

Did a reboot and still not seeing the correct memory value in hardinfo.

Did i edit the wrong config.txt file?

agreene
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Re: 512MB board with fedora remix not using all ram.

Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:40 pm

If you do a yum update and install the new vc packages then reboot your pi the memory will issue will be fixed.

P.S. Remember to file your bugs here:
http://trac.proximity.on.ca/projects/fedoraarm/

owenlars
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Re: 512MB board with fedora remix not using all ram.

Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:07 pm

Sorry to sound a bit dim, but i have searched around and i cant work out what the "vc packages" are that you mentioned.

Can you give me a little more detail on what these are, and how i might install them?

Much appreciated!

Bad Wolf
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Re: 512MB board with fedora remix not using all ram.

Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:48 pm

owenlars
Don’t panic! You don’t have to find the “VC Packages”
Yum will do all the searching for you and find all the updates (including the “VC Packages) and show you what it has found and how much space they will take, it will then ask you if you wish to install them, if you say yes it will then download and install them for you.

To do this is easy really
1. Start a terminal session
2. Change to root
3. Enter the command yum update

A quick reboot and you should be good to go
To a person with a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

owenlars
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Re: 512MB board with fedora remix not using all ram.

Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:17 am

Oh right, I misunderstood the previous post, thought vc packages were separate to the yum update.

I did the yum update already and that did not fix it! :(

circa
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Re: 512MB board with fedora remix not using all ram.

Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:54 am

I am install RC3 and make:
su
yum install git
wget http://goo.gl/1BOfJ -O /usr/bin/rpi-update && chmod +x /usr/bin/rpi-update
file `which rpi-update`
reboot
and

su
yum update
reboot

and

su
yum update
reboot

and OK.

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