View Full Version : [edubuntu] SMP Problem

October 9th, 2009, 06:16 PM
About a year ago I upgraded a server to Edubuntu 8.04. Being new to the school, I didn't realize that the server was running slower than it had previously. Yesterday I discovered why. cpuinfo showed only one processor being used on the dual Xeon (2.8GHz) server. With 17 thin clients attached, "top" shows that the one processor is often at 100% utilization. The kernel is Linux 2.6.24-24-386. Is that not the right kernel? If that kernel should boot up using SMP, why isn't it? How can I get it to use SMP? If that kernel is not the right one to use on this dual Xeon server, which kernel should I install?

October 9th, 2009, 08:25 PM
Solved! Apparently, grub was by default selecting a kernel that does not support SMP. When I booted the server this time, I selected the generic version of the kernel and, voila, four processors appear in System Monitor! Yea!