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Old 05-28-2006, 01:36 AM   #1
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i586 i686 which one?


How can I find out what my hardware is considered as, i586 i686 and where do I download Mandriva kernel sources and kernels from? Thanks!
 
Old 05-28-2006, 02:06 AM   #2
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uname -p gives the processor type (whether it is i586 or i686)
And all i386,i586 packages runs in i686.
Hope it helps.
 
Old 05-28-2006, 05:07 AM   #3
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uname -p gives the processor type (whether it is i586 or i686)
And all i386,i586 packages runs in i686.
Hope it helps.
Can "athlon" be considered i686-compatible, or i586?
 
Old 05-28-2006, 05:20 AM   #4
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Can "athlon" be considered i686-compatible, or i586?
Yes, definitely i686. i686 is Pentium Pro and later.
 
Old 05-28-2006, 05:25 AM   #5
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athlon, ,i386,i486,i586 and i686 are compatible.
try
rpm --showrc lists|grep archs
to find compatible architecture rpms.
Robin
 
Old 05-28-2006, 05:39 AM   #6
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Quote:
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athlon, ,i386,i486,i586 and i686 are compatible.
try
rpm --showrc lists|grep archs
to find compatible architecture rpms.
Robin
Let me rephrase my question. Can all "athlon" CPUs use i686-specific packages? I know Athlon 64 can, but is is true for the older architectures such as Athlon?

Fedora usually releases its kernel packages for i586 and i686 formats. If your CPU is compatible with i686, then it makes more sense to use the i686 version because it's optimized for the i686 architecture.
 
Old 05-28-2006, 05:45 AM   #7
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Yeah, I hate absolutes, but I can't think of a single 'Athlon' that isn't i686. Another option is to pull up your cpu info:
cat /proc/cpuinfo

The model name line usually gives a good indication of what your computer thinks you have under the hood (overclocking and underclocking can change what appears there). You can then google that chip and see if it's considered i5 or i6, but I think with just about anything built since, oh, 2001, you'll find it's very likely i686 or above.

HTH

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Old 05-28-2006, 12:45 PM   #8
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Thats Odd, I'm using a Dell Dimension 2400 Didnt think i had a Pentium Pro but heres results from uname -a

2006 i686 Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.20GHz unknown GNU/Linux... i686? Coooool
 
Old 05-28-2006, 01:28 PM   #9
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Thats Odd, I'm using a Dell Dimension 2400 Didnt think i had a Pentium Pro but heres results from uname -a

2006 i686 Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.20GHz unknown GNU/Linux... i686? Coooool
Pentium Pro _was_ the first i686 CPU if I remember correctly, but not the only one anymore.
 
  


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