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Old 06-17-2007, 02:02 PM   #1
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Which linux-image for a dual-core Intel ?


It's maybe a dumb question:

But out of:
Code:
alsa-base - ALSA driver configuration files
linux-image-2.6-686-smp - Linux 2.6 image on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/P4 SMP - transition package
linux-image-2.6-k7-smp - Linux 2.6 image on AMD K7 SMP - transition package
linux-image-2.6-xen-686 - Linux kernel 2.6 image on i686
linux-image-2.6-xen-vserver-686 - Linux kernel 2.6 image on i686
linux-image-xen-686 - Linux kernel image on i686
linux-image-xen-vserver-686 - Linux kernel image on i686
linux-headers-2.6.18-4-486 - Header files for Linux 2.6.18 on x86
linux-headers-2.6.18-4-686 - Header files for Linux 2.6.18 on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/P4
linux-headers-2.6.18-4-686-bigmem - Header files for Linux 2.6.18 on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/P4
linux-headers-2.6.18-4-amd64 - Header files for Linux 2.6.18 on AMD64
linux-headers-2.6.18-4-k7 - Header files for Linux 2.6.18 on AMD K7
linux-headers-2.6.18-4-vserver-686 - Header files for Linux 2.6.18 on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/P4
linux-headers-2.6.18-4-vserver-k7 - Header files for Linux 2.6.18 on AMD K7
linux-headers-2.6.18-4-xen-686 - Header files for Linux 2.6.18 on i686
linux-headers-2.6.18-4-xen-vserver-686 - Header files for Linux 2.6.18 on i686
linux-image-2.6.18-4-486 - Linux 2.6.18 image on x86
linux-image-2.6.18-4-686 - Linux 2.6.18 image on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/P4
linux-image-2.6.18-4-686-bigmem - Linux 2.6.18 image on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/P4
linux-image-2.6.18-4-amd64 - Linux 2.6.18 image on AMD64
linux-image-2.6.18-4-k7 - Linux 2.6.18 image on AMD K7
linux-image-2.6.18-4-vserver-686 - Linux 2.6.18 image on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/P4
linux-image-2.6.18-4-vserver-k7 - Linux 2.6.18 image on AMD K7
linux-image-2.6.18-4-xen-686 - Linux 2.6.18 image on i686
linux-image-2.6.18-4-xen-vserver-686 - Linux 2.6.18 image on i686
linux-tree-2.6.18 - Linux kernel source tree for building Debian kernel images
linux-headers-2.6.21-1-486 - Header files for Linux 2.6.21 on x86
linux-headers-2.6.21-1-686 - Header files for Linux 2.6.21 on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/P4
linux-headers-2.6.21-1-686-bigmem - Header files for Linux 2.6.21 on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/P4
linux-headers-2.6.21-1-amd64 - Header files for Linux 2.6.21 on AMD64
linux-headers-2.6.21-1-k7 - Header files for Linux 2.6.21 on AMD K7
linux-headers-2.6.21-1-vserver-686 - Header files for Linux 2.6.21 on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/P4
linux-headers-2.6.21-1-vserver-k7 - Header files for Linux 2.6.21 on AMD K7
linux-image-2.6-486 - Linux kernel 2.6 image on x86
linux-image-2.6-686 - Linux kernel 2.6 image on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/P4
linux-image-2.6-686-bigmem - Linux kernel 2.6 image on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/P4
linux-image-2.6-amd64 - Linux kernel 2.6 image on AMD64
linux-image-2.6-k7 - Linux kernel 2.6 image on AMD K7
linux-image-2.6-vserver-686 - Linux kernel 2.6 image on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/P4
linux-image-2.6-vserver-k7 - Linux kernel 2.6 image on AMD K7
linux-image-2.6.21-1-486 - Linux 2.6.21 image on x86
linux-image-2.6.21-1-686 - Linux 2.6.21 image on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/P4
linux-image-2.6.21-1-686-bigmem - Linux 2.6.21 image on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/P4
linux-image-2.6.21-1-amd64 - Linux 2.6.21 image on AMD64
linux-image-2.6.21-1-k7 - Linux 2.6.21 image on AMD K7
linux-image-2.6.21-1-vserver-686 - Linux 2.6.21 image on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/P4
linux-image-2.6.21-1-vserver-k7 - Linux 2.6.21 image on AMD K7
linux-image-486 - Linux kernel image on x86
linux-image-686 - Linux kernel image on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/P4
linux-image-686-bigmem - Linux kernel image on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/P4
linux-image-amd64 - Linux kernel image on AMD64
linux-image-k7 - Linux kernel image on AMD K7
linux-image-vserver-686 - Linux kernel image on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/P4
linux-image-vserver-k7 - Linux kernel image on AMD K7
linux-tree-2.6.21 - Linux kernel source tree for building Debian kernel images
linux-image-2.6.20.1-1-686 - Linux kernel binary image for version 2.6.20.1-1-686
which one might be the most adequate?

I read with 64bits somehow ... but ?
 
Old 06-17-2007, 02:24 PM   #2
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686 if you want to enjoy the broadest selection of software packages without having to build a chroot; 64 bit if you don't mind having to do that. Performance-wise, the differences are smaller than many seem to assume: if I run a benchmark on Debian 32 bit and 64 bit (both on the same computer, C2D 6600 with 2GB pc6400 RAM), the 32 bit version appears to be slightly faster. The only applications that would benefit from 64 bit are (large) databases, multimedia processing applications as well as advanced science tools. Having more than 4GB of RAM would be another reason to adopt 64 bit rather than 32 bit.
 
Old 06-17-2007, 03:54 PM   #3
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You don't necessarily have to build a chroot to use 32 bit software on a 64 bit kernel. I use 32 bit Firefox (for extension/plug-in compatibility) with a 64 bit Kubuntu on my main desktop with no problem at all.
 
Old 06-17-2007, 04:53 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jay73
686 if you want to enjoy the broadest selection of software packages without having to build a chroot; 64 bit if you don't mind having to do that. Performance-wise, the differences are smaller than many seem to assume: if I run a benchmark on Debian 32 bit and 64 bit (both on the same computer, C2D 6600 with 2GB pc6400 RAM), the 32 bit version appears to be slightly faster. The only applications that would benefit from 64 bit are (large) databases, multimedia processing applications as well as advanced science tools. Having more than 4GB of RAM would be another reason to adopt 64 bit rather than 32 bit.
Interesting. The Athlon 64 is around 50% faster running 64-bit code, compared to 32-bit.
 
Old 06-17-2007, 06:32 PM   #5
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linux-image-2.6.18-4-amd64 <---------For 64bit, the only thing I (don't) miss with 64bit Debian is flash in the browser, very annoying when studying/reading on-line material.
linux-headers-2.6.18-4-686 <--------For 32bit, sure is slow compared to my 64bit, but I run some resource demanding tools/apps.

linux-image-2.6.21-1-amd64
linux-image-2.6.21-1-686 <-----These are the ones I run without issues, have to install nvidia driver from nvidia, not using the Debian way. Open office is 32bit right? I have it installed on both.
 
  


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