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Old 03-31-2006, 06:47 AM   #1
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Arrow trying to install kernel-image-2.6-686-smp


Hi.

The output of the uname command is the following

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cataract@cataract:~$ uname -r
2.6.15-1-686
cataract@cataract:~$ uname -a
Linux cataract 2.6.15-1-686 #2 Mon Mar 6 15:27:08 UTC 2006 i686 GNU/Linux

Do i have to install kernel-image-2.6-686-smp in order to have hyperthreading?
From my motherboar's bios, the HT is enabled.

Debian etch
My cpu is p4 3.2
motherboard asus p5ad2 premium

I will only have to install it through apt right? (meaning that I wont have to mess with configuration files and/or grub and everything else).

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Old 03-31-2006, 08:35 AM   #2
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Yes, to have the processor come up as two processors through hyperthreading, you will need to install an SMP kernel.
 
Old 03-31-2006, 08:52 AM   #3
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i have the ( asus p5ad2 premium ) motherboard and i want to enable the onboard ethernet card ( gigabit ethernet ) because when i installed the 2.6.15-smp kernel from within apt-get the network wasnt working ( hence the internet as well ). In this case, do I need to compile a kernel myself in order to enable my onboard ethernet card from the kernel config?
 
Old 03-31-2006, 10:30 AM   #4
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Do you happen to know what chipset that the onboard ethernet card uses? That helps a lot when trying to enable it. Typically all of the network drivers are compiled as modules with the debian kernels, so all you should have to do is modprobe the right kernel module and you will have your network working. If the module isn't there, it is very possible that the kernel does not have built-in support for that particular ethernet chipset in the first place, and you may have to go to the manufacturers website to get drivers to compile against the kernel headers that you have.
 
Old 04-01-2006, 01:37 PM   #5
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I have finally managed to make the ethernet card work. I installed the Marvell drivers and now it works fine. Thanks for the help.

I have installed the SMP kernel from within synaptic by the way.



The only problem that i face now is that the 3d accelleration of my ati radeon x600 pci-express graphic card doesn't work. Below is the graphics section of the xorg.conf file :



Code:
Section "Device"
	Identifier  "ATI Technologies, Inc. RV370 5B62 [Radeon X600 (PCIE)]"
	Driver      "ati"
	BusID       "PCI:4:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "ATI Graphics Adapter 0"
	Driver      "fglrx"
	Option	    "(null)"
	Option	    "VideoOverlay" "on"
	Option	    "OpenGLOverlay" "off"
	Opt
KDE works fine but I cant play any 3d games such as quake4.

I would appreciate any help on this as I havent found anything helpful so far over the forums.

Thanks in advance
 
  


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