Dual Processor Support

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Dual Processor Support

Postby cooperose on Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:31 pm

I am trying to get LMDE installed on a server I have. The server has 2 processors, both with hypter-threading. When I boot to the installer it only shows one processor in system monitor. I have done some digging and found that changing the kernel will allow it to utilize the hyper-threading, will that 686 kernel also support the second processor?
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Re: Dual Processor Support

Postby wyrdoak on Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:40 pm

With a server you probably have to support you RAM also, IMHO you probably should go with a 686-PAE kernel.
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Re: Dual Processor Support

Postby cooperose on Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:51 pm

That was the other thing I forgot to mention. It also only recognizes half of my ram. It sounds like the 686 pae kernel will fix that as well. I will give it a try when I get home!
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Re: Dual Processor Support

Postby wyrdoak on Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:54 pm

I assumed you had more than 4GBs of RAM when you were talking server. :wink:
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Re: Dual Processor Support

Postby cooperose on Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:58 pm

ha ha I do have more then 4 gb :)
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Re: Dual Processor Support

Postby Monsta on Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:18 pm

This is covered in release notes (see section "Multi-core and multi-CPU support in 32-bit kernel").
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