Multi-core processor is not recognised

Archived topics about LMDE 1
Forum rules
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 5
Joined: Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:31 am

Multi-core processor is not recognised

Postby Stevenwrig » Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:37 am

I installed LMDE last weekend.

When having a quick peek as the System Monitor, it would appear that installation has not picked up that I have a dual core processor. I am effectively running at half speed.

Also - how do I get the HardwareInfo that was available with LM13? This was a valuable tool and is not available with the Snaptic Package Manager. When I try to run HardwareInfo from the command line, my screen just goes blank.

I am getting very worried about the quality of this product - if it can't even find the basic hardware what else is missing?

Please help.

"Worried of UK"

Level 4
Level 4
Posts: 317
Joined: Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:24 pm
Location: Paraguay

Re: Multi-core processor is not recognised

Postby py-thon » Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:29 am

A lot of guessing because little precise information is given.

If a multi-core processor is not recognised it might be that the user has installed a 32-bit-system and not read the release notes which say "If your CPU has multiple cores, or if you have more than one CPU, simply install the 686-PAE kernel and reboot your computer."

Information about hardware is given by the system profiler (hardinfo) in the menu.
Then there is inxi ... ion-linux/ which can give you a lot of information.
If you miss any package you know from the main edition use the search at You will find all the packages from Debian testing (=jessie).

Or are you looking for some external package like ... y-for.html ? Instead of worrying "about the quality of this product" you could have got that in a few seconds with a simple search using Google or another search engine.
Tower: Sparky 64 bit Mate+mintmenu - Netbook: Sparky 32 bit Mate+mintmenu

Return to “Archive”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest