[SOLVED] slackware only detects one core out of a core 2 duo processor
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slackware only detects one core out of a core 2 duo processor
My thinkpad x200 is running on slackware 14.1. I am aware that my device is powered by a core 2 duo processor and Windows proved it to be so. But slackware says that my laptop only has 1 cpu. I became aware of it after configuring conky. Later on i checked it using lscpu and some similiar tools.
How can I fix it?
I recommend compiling a kernel tailored to your particular machine for improved performance. I just switched from Debian to Slackware and did exactly that. Now my laptop is running faster than it has in years using Slackware.
Slackware ships with kernels that are very generic. Slackware boots kernel-huge-3.10.17-2 by default. You could try switching to the generic kernel (also version 3.10.17) and creating a initrd (initial ram disk) to load necessary modules for your hard ware on boot. I found booting with a pre-packaged kernel to be slower and my system had poorer performance.