Fast clocks on slow hardware
Posted Jun 24, 2005 18:51 UTC (Fri) by pflugstad
In reply to: Fast clocks on slow hardware
Parent article: What to merge for 2.6.13?
I run a 2.6 kernel on a P5/133 MHz laptop - Debian distro (slimmed down) - with 96MB of RAM. At runlevel 3, it's plenty fast for just about everything I do. I even run fvwm and that works fine for a GUI.
I do compile a custom kernel to remove a lot of the stuff I don't need and disable things like HIGHMEM (or whatever it is) that impact things. I'm also very careful to turn off as much stuff as I can.
Heck, suspend even works on this thing.
So it's very possible - it may not work "out of the box" but it runs just fine on slow systems.
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