Kernels (newbie)

Nitebirdz nitebirdz at
Mon Mar 14 17:55:16 UTC 2005

On Mon, Mar 14, 2005 at 12:33:12PM -0500, Matthew S-H wrote:
> I keep hearing on this list about changing the kernel that I have 
> installed.  For example, there was a recent thread about raising memory 
> usage above 860MB by installing a different kernel that supports it. 
> What does this all mean?  What are thee different kernels available?  
> Which one would be the best for normal personal use?  etc, etc 

Either install a new binary kernel using Synaptic, for example, or
download the kernel source using the same tool and recompile it
yourself.  I did a quick search for a binary kernel with himem and
couldn't find one easily enough (well, at least I didn't see a package
with the "himem" or "highmem" string in the name).  The document someone
linked to contains information about exactly what parameter to enable in
in the kernel when you do 'make menuconfig' or 'make xconfig':


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