DfwRevolution
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Linux Dual-core Support

Sun Nov 12, 2006 12:50 pm

Question: Do any Linux distributions fully accommodate dual-core processors like the Intel Core Dou?
 
Go3Team
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RE: Linux Dual-core Support

Sun Nov 12, 2006 2:02 pm

If they can support multiple processors, I don't see why they can't support a dual core.
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RE: Linux Dual-core Support

Sun Nov 12, 2006 2:33 pm

Quoting Go3Team (Reply 1):
If they can support multiple processors, I don't see why they can't support a dual core.

Bingo.

Dont forget there is such a thing as core 2 Duo with quad CPUs.

The main problem isn't REALLY if the OS supports the CPU so much as the compilation of the programs you want to run. If the programs you want to run weren't optimized to take advantage of multiprocessing you'll be stuck with whatever thread re-assgnments the OS can mannage if at all.
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RE: Linux Dual-core Support

Sun Nov 12, 2006 3:27 pm

All I needed to know. Thanks  thumbsup 
 
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RE: Linux Dual-core Support

Sun Nov 12, 2006 10:14 pm

I do know that the kernel that distributes with Fedora Core 6 is fully compatible with dual core processors, and recognizes it as such. The only thing is that the FC installation software (Anaconda) recognizes it as an i386 processor, and so you would need to override it to install the i686 kernel and support.
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RE: Linux Dual-core Support

Tue Nov 14, 2006 4:31 am

Quoting DfwRevolution (Thread starter):
Question: Do any Linux distributions fully accommodate dual-core processors like the Intel Core Dou?

I'd start by googling for "dual-core support [the name of your Linux distribution]"
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RichardPrice
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RE: Linux Dual-core Support

Tue Nov 14, 2006 4:38 am

Take a look for 'SMP enabled kernel' - dual core support is supported by the same code for symmetrical multiprocessor systems.

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