Where is the i686 kernel

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk
Thu May 19 20:24:27 UTC 2005

On Thu, 2005-05-19 at 22:15 +0200, Dennis Kaarsemaker wrote:
> On do, 2005-05-19 at 20:47 +0100, Tony Arnold wrote:
> > I have an i686 class machine (as reported by uname -m) so I gues I
> > should be running a kernel that is optimised for an i686. The kernel I
> > am currently running is  2.6.10-5-386, however, when I search for the
> > 585 kernel in Synaptic, I cannot find it. Any ideas where I should be
> > looking?
> The best option is to install linux-686, this will keep both the kernel
> and the restricted-modules current.

I have now done this, but to be honest, I'm not sure I can tell the
difference! Is the difference likely to be noticeable during an
interactive GUI session?

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