difference between i386 and i686
ok, i have an amd athlon xp 1800+, now i was under the impression that it is a 386 family proc. now i recently had to reload my system due to a hard disk crash, and this time i compiled my own kernel. Before, i just installed slackware and left it as is. it had my proc as a 686 processor. this time around i set it to a 386 becuase i thought that is what it was. some one told me that my problem installing video drivers may be due becuase i need to be compiled for 586 or higher.
So i have 2 questions, is the athlong really 386? and if not would it really affect my drivers if it isnt set to 686??