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LMDE issues page: add apt one-liner to get multicore kernel

Postby Sietse on Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:07 am

I couldn't find the proper place to post suggestions for the main website -- it's not on Launchpad; I couldn't find who the webmaster was or how to e-mail them; and there is no 'main website' thread or subform on this phpBB. So I'm posting this here, and hopefully somebody will tell me where to move it.

The main website's LMDE known issues page (the one the Welcome Screen links to) says this:
Multi-core and multi-CPU support in 32-bit kernel

To guarantee compatibility with non-PAE processors, the 32-bit versions of Linux Mint Debian come with a 486 kernel by default. This kernel does not support SMP, and as a consequence is only able to detect one core and one CPU. If your CPU has multiple cores, or if you have more than one CPU, simply install the 686-PAE kernel and reboot your computer.


A forum post says how to do it:
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sudo aptitude install linux-image-686 linux-headers-686-pae


I think this one-liner should be added to the LMDE issues page, so users don't have to search for it. Can someone implement this / tell me the proper place to request this?
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Re: LMDE issues page: add apt one-liner to get multicore ker

Postby xenopeek on Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:21 am

Users at home with the terminal will most likely already know how to do this I'd think. For average users though, the kernel is easily installed through the Device Driver Manager where it is just a click to install it. But, that might perhaps be added on that page. I'll mention it to Clem when next I catch him on the IRC, but you can also do that yourself. You can usually find him in #linuxmint-dev.
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Re: LMDE issues page: add apt one-liner to get multicore ker

Postby Sietse on Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:13 am

Hi Xenopeek, thanks. I've just spoken to Clem on IRC, and he has updated the LMDE page. Does he really administer the website personally, too, without anyone else? He has so many projects already, and I expected that I could bother someone else for small stuff like this...
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Re: LMDE issues page: add apt one-liner to get multicore ker

Postby xenopeek on Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:32 am

Good, thanks! Clem has help with a lot of things from the various Linux Mint teams, but some things he wants to do himself :wink:
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