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Dual Processors and SMP
I've taken the step to Linux, in the form of an HP Kayak XM600. It came with only the single processor and 1 gig of Rambus, and I successfully installed OpenSuse 10.2, and configured. I have since upgraded to dual 933's. Everything runs perfectly with a single 933, but as soon as I add the second processor, I get a black screen. Even when I try a new install off the CD, as soon as I select the option to boot off the CD, it tries to load the kernel and then Black screens again. The Bios sees both processors, so I know that's not the problem. Any suggestions?
Last edited by Skorpio; 11-07-2007 at 07:55 PM. Reason: to correct title
try to pass this to your boot CD , acpi=off .
Well I tried all of the options on the install DVD, including "acpi=off", and got the same results on each try. I booted the box using Knoppix, and it immediatly recgonized both processors, booted correctly, and am now posting using this. Any other ideas???
As i know OpenSuSE 10.2 should use the kernel smp when more than one processor is located , for Suse 10.1 was not the case !
but you can try to pass the following argument,
hope this will be useful .
Since kernel 2.6.18 (which shipped with opensuse I believe) multiple CPUs are automatically configured and used in the default kernel. I would suggest though that as this was a brand new feature you might consider using the newer SUSE 10.3 which runs kernel 2.6.22 and would be a little more refined. There may also be various drivers in 10.3 that you didn't have in 10.2.
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- Jul 2004
I recently built my first duo-core 64-bit system. I had trouble getting the installation started, as it would always hang up when checking the hardware.
I had to use the noapic parameter when booting. I tried the acpi=off parameter (I think) and it still hung up. I may have had the syntax wrong, though.
I have to admit that I am a little confused with the two parameters. Here is some info on them:
SDB:Kernel Parameters for ACPI/APIC - openSUSE
Now, my situation may be different, as it seemed to be a 64-bit problem.Please do not send Private Messages to me with requests for help. I will not reply.
i believe you are using the 64 bit version of openSuSE ?
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- Jul 2004
No, I'm using the 32 bit. I'm downloading the 10.3 as we speak now, to give that a try.
Appreciating all the help and suggestions...
Great , please post here if you still have the problem