Is 10.3 i386 jinxed ?

Warren Block wblock at
Wed May 4 02:12:55 UTC 2016

On Wed, 4 May 2016, Manish Jain wrote:

> On 05/04/16 01:12, Warren Block wrote:
>> On Tue, 3 May 2016, Manish Jain wrote:
>>> Is there any way I can find out whether the video RAM is part of the main 
>>> memory or is it wired into a chip ?
>> If it has an Intel GPU only, then video RAM is from system RAM. If it has 
>> an additional Nvidia or ATI/AMD GPU... it still probably uses the main RAM.
>> If it has an additional GPU that is truly discrete, that could have its own 
>> RAM.
>> So "does it have a second GPU?" is the first question.  Posting the exact 
>> model number might help answer that.
> The laptop is a Gateway NE56R. Looks to like it has dedicated chip for video 
> RAM. You can look up this URL : 

But that link shows how many variations there are of that one model. 
The exact model number should be printed on the system itself, probably 
on the bottom or in the battery compartment.  Like a lot of other 
manufacturers, Gateway used to use an additional code after the main 
model number to identify the specific version.  A quick search shows 
there are NE56R10u, NE56R20u, NE56R27u, and so on.

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