[xubuntu-users] speeding up 7.10 by upgrading to 686 kernel

Charlie Kravetz cjk at teamcharliesangels.com
Wed Nov 28 13:46:45 UTC 2007

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On Wed, 28 Nov 2007 03:58:59 +0100
Radomir Dopieralski <xubuntu at sheep.art.pl> wrote:

> Tue, Nov 27, 2007 at 06:07:57PM -0800:=20
> > I wasn't sure if that meant it's repaired or not, so I again tried
> > "apt-get install linux-686" and received messages about it not
> > being able to write to files. So I ran "mount / -o rw, remount" and
> > the apt-get again, and it displayed a few lines, at the end of
> > which it said "E: Couldn't find package linux-686" I Googled and
> > found "aptitude install linux-686" and ran that; it seemed to do
> > more stuff, but still couldn't find the package.
> >=20
> > So I guess the good news is that my system seems to be
> > repaired/working and now I just have to figure out how to get the
> > 686 kernel (assuming that will help my slow performance).
> The 686 (and all other kernels) are now merged to a single kernel
> called linux-image-generic, so there are only two kernels, -386 and
> -generic for the desktop. The -generic kernel will enable all
> optimisations needed when it detects a processor that can use them.

Also, an easy way to install the new package or any other in xubuntu
would be to use Synaptic Package Manager. If you are at the desktop, go
to Applications -> System -> Synaptic Package Manager and install the
package from there. If you set Preferences in Synaptic for =C2=A8consider
recommended packages as dependencies=C2=A8, it will take care of all needed
dependencies, too.

Good luck,

Charlie Kravetz
Registered Linux User Number 425914
Never let anyone steal your DREAM.

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