New kernel implications
i recently installed Ubuntu Linux (which i must say is very good) which comes with kernel 2.6.10-5-386. Being a fool who likes to fiddle, i thought i would install the kernel which is optimised for my processor (2.6.10-6-k7). it installed fine, but loads of my apps seg faulted like any libGL stuff, open office, xmms. To attempt to remedy the problem, i put the old kernel back on, but it was still acting up. any clues as to what it was i broke? I was guessing that libc would need recompiling or something??
eventually i reinstalled the whole OS but i would like to know what went wrong out of curiousity so i could fix it in future.
As far as i know, installing a new kernel shouldn't have any such impact on a system. is this right? or have i missed something somewhere?
also, does anyone reckon that installing an optimised kernel would make much difference performance wise?
thanks for your time