Linux-image-686 : Obsoleted ?
gregpinero at gmail.com
Thu Nov 16 19:21:45 UTC 2006
On 11/15/06, David Symons <ubuntu at liberatedcomputing.net> wrote:
> On 11/16/06, Chanchao <custom at freenet.de> wrote:
> > Before I used -686 versions of the kernel and related modules. Now it
> > mentions these are 'obsoleted by Linux-image-generic'
> > Does that mean there's no 686-specific kernel anymore?
> Not in the Ubuntu repositories no. Some background information can be
> found here:
> > And does that mean that I can uninstall the obsoleted -686 stuff?
> Yes you can. Just keep linux-generic.
How does this affect dual core CPU's though? I was told that one
needs -686 to actually use dual cores at the same time. Please
And my experience seems to bear that out. I installed dapper on a
dual core machine about two months ago. After install, cat
/proc/cpuinfo showed only one CPU, but then I did
sudo apt-get install linux-686-smp and after that cat /proc/cpuinfo
showed two CPUs.
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