[Wine] Over 4GB RAM issue

tparker tparker at etherstorm.net
Fri Feb 27 12:33:57 CST 2009

On Wed, 2009-02-25 at 11:11 -0500, tparker wrote:
> For the Wine 'too much RAM' issue, I found two possible fixes:
> 1)add the mem=3072 (for 3GB) or mem=2048 (For 2GB) flag to your kernel
> boot parameters (from
> http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=14154 )

I tried this (at 3G) and it did not fix the problem, if I put the
graphics on the lowest possible settings I can buy 45 minutes to an hour
between game crashes as long as I'm careful where I go.

Which, unless someone has a better idea, leaves me with:

> 2)set up wine-git and apply a patch (from
> http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=10778 )

The couple of how-tos I found for this go beyond anything I have done
before in Linux and I don't really understand what the patch does
so before jumping into it want to ask- 

Does this patch do anything different than just limiting the memory did?

Since that already failed I don't want to do something I'm likely to
mess up a few times if there's no real chance of it fixing the
problem. :)

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