[conspire] HP Pavilion 6623 (AMD K6-2 500 ... Works fine w KUbuntu - Thanks

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Sun Aug 13 21:46:16 PDT 2006

Quoting Hereon (hereon1 at fastmail.us):

> Thanks Eirc & Rick -
> Rick gave me a 6G HD (& mouse), & helped me get Kubuntu installed.
> It took about an hour for the installer to finish installing from cd.
> (Rick - was that a 386 version?  Is there a K6 optimized KUbuntu that
> might operate faster?)

No, just kernels.

It was Kubuntu for i386, which means that all binaries are compiled to
run on any IA32 (Intel and compatible 32-bit x86 platform) CPU, using
i386 optimisation.

If you example KPackage, Synaptic, or whatever for additional
installable kernel packages, you'll probably find one compiled with K6
optimisation.  There aren't IA32 Kubuntu images with compile optimisation 
of _all_ packages higher than i386 -- probably nothing like sufficient 
performance benefit to justify that.

> It seems about 1/4 to 1/3  the speed of my 1GHZ (& same RAM) laptop -
> just a rough guess there.  I'd originally expected it to seem faster -
> maybe there is some optimization I could do, but that's not a high
> prioity for me right now.

You might want to try alternative window managers, instead of KDE /

Congratulations on the new box!

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