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Oh, I'm proud of myself now

December 20, 2006 Leave a comment Go to comments

I compiled my own kernel and it works. I can now see two CPUs in System Monitor. Sweet.

I’m sorry, I’m sure you’re all absolutely enamored of my Ubuntu adventures, but I’m enjoying this.

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  1. December 21, 2006 at 10:44 am

    Why did you need to compile your own kernel? They didn’t have an SMP option in the repos?

  2. December 21, 2006 at 6:32 pm

    Well, Ubuntu only seems to have generic kernels now (all the k7, i686, etc specific ones are deprecated and point to the generic version). I tried to install that and X server wouldn’t load. Of course, that happened when I compiled one myself, but after reading about compiling kernels on the Ubuntu forums I knew to fix it by reinstalling my nVidia drivers. So, I’m not entirely sure what a generic kernel has (I assume basically everything) and I haven’t tried it again, but I may not have had to do it myself.

  3. December 21, 2006 at 7:47 pm

    Hunh, you’re right. I didn’t notice that the SMPs had been obsoleted. But apparently Dual Core and nVidia don’t play well together.

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