I have an NVIDIA 1060 with 6GB of memory in my laptop.
I am on Linux Mint 19.1 Cinnamon 64-bit with NVIDIA drivers version 390 official:
You can see for yourself, but I know that from Dell support, I have been assured on Windows there shall be no problem, well on Linux, they don't know. Sigh ...
I used the following command to get the whole output of
dmesg (just pressed Ctrl+c afterwards):
\dmesg --human --color=always --ctime --follow > vlastimil-dmesg.log 2>&1
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There, I incidentally found, I quote:
[Sat Feb 9 15:25:28 2019] [drm] Memory usable by graphics device = 4096M
What is that? Is that a fact or could it be a mistake?
I play games on this device, so it really matters.
nvidia-smi tool screenshot
Could anyone elaborate what that
dmesg message means then?
The problem has been solved by running multiple games at once with allocated memory of 5148 MiB. Still, I would like to know what that message means then.