Re: Linux and 6x86

B. James Phillippe (
Fri, 6 Dec 1996 14:52:41 -0800 (PST)

On Fri, 6 Dec 1996, seth wrote:

> I am currently using Slackware96 with kernel 2.0.0. I am wondering what
> kernel would be the best to run using the Cyrix 6x86. I've followed most
> of the Cyrix threads and am still not sure which would utilize the chip the
> best.

Hi Seth,

I think that 2.1.5+ is looking best so far. From experience, I've
had wonderful results with everything past 2.1.5 (my only complaint is
that masquerading is broked past 2.1.9, so I can't run [test] those
kernels 'cause I need masquerading). Use Mike Jagdis' Definitive Cyrix
Patch #3, it works very well. I have a Cx6x86 P150+ Step 1 rev 7 chip on
a Tyan Titan III.


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