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Old 09-29-2008, 01:48 PM   #1
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PCI Express Graphics Card and /dev/agpgart (AGP Support) (Gentoo)


Hi,

I am new to linux kernel. I recently installed Gentoo on my PC and want to recompile the kernel for optimization.

The video card I am using is a Intel 945 PCIE. I am wondering if I should enable /dev/agpgart (AGP Support) support in my kernel? It seems like if I don't install it, I will not be able to use some advanced graphical features. But my video card is a PCIE rather than a AGP.

Even though, my intel graphics card is not listed in the /dev/agpgart list.

Should I included in it?

Regards
Ray
 
Old 09-30-2008, 11:53 PM   #2
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Hi,

Optimization of a kernel to suit your processor is not going to gain you that much. Kernel size might gain you some load time that will not be that noticeable.
 
Old 10-01-2008, 02:10 AM   #3
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I've look around some, but it is not completely clear whether agp support is needed for PCIE. I would think not, they are two completely different interfaces with no real relation to one another. Also, I have a nvidia PCIE card and I recently built a kernel with AGP support completely taken out. There was no change in performance. So, I think it's not necessary, but I have to tell you that it's quite difficult to disable it, you have to disable lots of other stuff to be able to turn it off.
 
  


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