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Re: powernow-k8 problem

On Tuesday 21 February 2006 02:25, thomasl wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 20, 2006 at 03:25:43PM -0900, Greg Madden wrote:
> > On Monday 20 February 2006 14:47, Thomas Lundqvist wrote:
> > > Do I need an amd64-compiled kernel?
> >
> > YES, or at least a k7 (32 bit userland) or k8 (64 bit userland)
> > version.
> I have now tried with:
>   linux-image-2.6.15-1-k7
> Still the same problem for powernow-k8 (I also tried powernow-k7
> with same result). I don't really want to mess with 64 bit
> kernels since I want a nice precompiled nvidia driver as well and
> I don't want to go fully 64 bit. I think I give up. I assume all
> k8-kernels are 64-bit...
> I think I go back to 486 kernel again. It is very nice to be able
> to move the boot disk to whatever other computer and still boot.
> I am dreaming of the universal kernel that dynamically adapts...
> Thanks,
> /Thomas L

AFAIK the K7 will run on a pentium cpu, running the correct kernel version 
allows you to take advantage of the powersavings and any other of the 
flags set for the cpu. If you put it into a different box it still works, 
but some kernel features, i.e. powernow governor throttling won't work. 

Greg Madden

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