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Old 05-06-2005, 09:12 PM   #1
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What Kernel Should I choose?

Hey there,

Major linux nOoB here. Just trying to get my head around this new linux thing it is really cool. My question is I just installed Slackware 10.1 and bump into problem. I have a selection of Kernels to choose from but I dont know which one to choose. Im running and x86 processor, have a radeon 9200 128mb, Realtek AC'97 on board sound, an hp 5550 printer. In other words my computer is a compaq persario S4000NX ehhh i know disgusting. Anyways do kernals affect my drivers and if so does anybody know what kernel i should use on my system.

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you should be okay by using the (default) bare.i kernel if your motherboard is APM...

if your motherboard is ACPI go for the bareacpi.i kernel...

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Old 05-06-2005, 10:15 PM   #3
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My Motherboard

My mother board is GL_VE any suggestions
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Re: What Kernel Should I choose?

Originally posted by LinuxNoob1234
... my computer is a compaq persario S4000NX...
I'd try the bareacpi.i kernel for that machine - from what info about it I can find, I'd wager it'd have an ACPI motherboard:

" The Compaq Presario S4000NX features a Intel Celeron 2.4-gigahertz / 400-megahertz processor;"

Good Luck!


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