[clug-talk] MEPIS SMP?
me at jonwatson.ca
Sun Sep 3 10:13:45 PDT 2006
I'm giving MEPIS a try on my Dell Inspiron 9400 laptop. I gave it a
whirl because the live CD did so well. After the install it's going OK,
but there's a couple of issues to iron out.
My main concern right now is getting an SMP kernel installed. I used
synaptic to download the smp packages and the 2.16.12.-9-smp kernel. I
was kind of surprised to see that installing that installing a new
kernel didn't result in my menu.lst being modified (does in Kubuntu) so
I manually edited it and added the new kernel.
When I attempt to boot into that kernel, I just get a blank black
screen. GRUB disappears and leaves me with nothing. I know the file name
is correct because when I screwed it up the first time, GRUB told me.
Someone in the forums told me to install the K7 smp kernel, but given
that I'm running a Centrino and not an AMD that seems kind of wrong to me.
Does anyone have any bright ideas on how to get SMP working on my
machine? Maybe I've got the wrong kernel or something?
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