The processor is from AMD. "AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-50
" is what the system monitor in gnome says. I use a 686 kernel, since I like myspace and youtube. This is the output of "uname -a" which shows my kernel. It's the debian packaged one. I didn't compile it myself, but I did pull down the 2.6.26-5 version from sid. "uname -a" shows it as 2.6.26-1-686.
Linux debian 2.6.26-1-686 #1 SMP Wed Sep 10 16:46:13 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux
Regarding the menu.lst stuff, thanks, those are good suggestions. I'll do that. Thanks again.