View Full Version : [ubuntu] Question about DUAL CORE Support in Hardy

May 8th, 2008, 03:19 AM
Hi: Everyone it's good to be back.

Yes I know this is my first post but I couldn't recover my other User Name etc.
So I just re-regestered I've been away from Ubuntu for about a year, But what a long ways it has come from a year ago.

Kudos to the Ubuntu Team.... :KS

But here's my question.
I'm getting ready to buy a DELL Vostro 1000 Laptop with a Athlon 64 X2 CPU.

Will Hardy 8.04 automatically set up and realize it's a Dual Core?
Or will I have to dwnld a seperate Smp Kernel?

I'm planning on running the x86 Version and not the 64bit.
I've tried the 64bit Versions before, and never noticed any real advatages of it over the 32bit versions except the use of more system resources being used.

Another question is will Hardy 8.04 automatically set up the right 3D modules for it or will I have to set them up as I used to?

I only asked this question because I know of other distros that now auto set up 3D Video Modules, When they didn't use to.

Thanks in advance for any help...

May 8th, 2008, 03:22 AM
Hardy will realize you have a dual-core CPU, no separate download needed. As far as 3D acceleration goes, you may still need to install it, but the good news is that it's relatively simple to do :)