Resurrected this question.
I thought my TC1100 tablet couldn't run a pae because...
In Ubuntu and Crunchbang it states at boot 'this kernel pae enabled and this cpu doesn't support the pae instruction set' and also just doesn't run a couple other (I'm a distro hopper) distro that I thought must be I686 or pae ones! But
I can run LMDE and install the 686(pae) kernel and runs fine. Can also run LMint 13 mate edition but not Cinnamon edition So now
I believe it's the video card (both Ubuntu/Unity and LMint/cinnamon need 3D. Not sure why Crunchbang or the boot screen saying not pae equipped cpu?
The TC1100 used the nvida 96 driver (usually jockey).
Long story short My question is
...Is their a command or anyone know whats wrong/lacking?
I know the CPU is a Pentium M processor 1000Mhz and the video chip is a NV17 (GeForce 4 420 Go 32M0
**maybe the current NV driver just doesn't activate 3d?**
P.S. The actul message at boot is 'This kernel requires the following features not present on the CPU: pae unable to boot- please use a kernel appropriate to your CPU'