The k7 is optimised for AMD 32-bit, will work for 64-bit as well. I use a 32-bit kernel and environment for my Dual-Core Opteron and it flies.
Thank you for your answers. But, my question is which is better kernel to use for my systems with 64bit Edgy? 686, k7 or something else?
Why when I want to install nvidia beta on 2.6.19 install 2.6.17 kernel.
And last question: why can't I find in Synaptic kernel 2.6.19 for nvidia?
Thank you and sorry for my bad english.
Thank you for the answer. I reinstall Edgy, but now 32bit version, because with 64bit I have some problems (I haven't expirience in Linux, only two months). Then I compiled 2.6.19 with 686 and nvidia 9631 and all they seem fine. If I have any problem I'll write here.
Something else I want to say is: when I install nvidia drivers for 2.6.19 it's ok, but when I'm selecting in grub menu 220.127.116.11-generic I hadn't graphic enviroment. Then if I install nvidia drivers for 18.104.22.168-generic I hadn't graphical enviroment in 2.6.19 kernel. Is this normal?
Something else: I have 1gb RAM memory. With kernel 22.214.171.124-generic in system monitor (I don't know exactly how is this entry in english language because I have greek, there where it has graphic bars with memory, cpus and bandwidth) it shows 1010mb memory. With the kernel 2.6.19 it shows 883 mb ram memory. Why is there this difference? This difference means that it has available 884 mb or is something virtual. This has impact in my system or not.
And then, after all this, it's better to use 2.6.17 or 2.6.19 kernel?
Last edited by ostvarivanje; December 20th, 2006 at 12:10 PM.
I ran into a problem, as my /home is on a different disk when i booted with the kernel it could not find it, how do i tell it where it is so GDM(maybe) knows where it is?
not sure what files to include, just let me know.
New kernel - 126.96.36.199 - updated howto with your suggestions - redid troubleshooting because of obsolete q&a.
Can I suggest you add something about compiling ndiswrapper from source if they are using it? The one in the repos doesn't work with custom kernels.
- Finish compiling the kernel
- Reboot, selecting the new kernel in GRUB
- YOU WILL HAVE NO INTERNET!
- Go to the ndiswrapper website.
- Download the latest version of ndiswrapper
- Extract it
- Open a terminal
- navigate to the folder containing ndiswrapper
- type make
- type sudo rmmod ndiswrapper
- type make install
- type sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
- connect to the internet
Is it possible to compile the kernel on a faster machine and move the deb file to another to install?