johndecarlo at gmail.com
Thu Mar 17 16:35:34 UTC 2005
On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 12:33:12 -0500, Matthew S-H <mathbymath at aol.com> 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
The default kernel is for 386 processors. If you have a 686 (any
Pentium at all, PCs that were new in the past 5 or 6 years), you can
upgrade to the 686 version of the kernel.
That should make sure you are using all the memory available and
should perform better.
You can do a search on 686 in synaptic. At least you will want
For example, if you have kernel 2.6.10-4, you should install
linux-image-2.6.10-4-686, which should uninstall
linux-image-2.6.10-4-386 automagically for you.
Similarly for any other packages you have for which there is a -686
version, such as linux-headers...
John DeCarlo, My Views Are My Own
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