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    Default SMTP 1 CPU instead of 4/8 (fresh install)

    Just moved from 11.3 to 11.4. I have an Intel DX58SO MB with an I7 cpu. Upgrade failed, so did a fresh install from the dvd media. For what ever reason, it did not detect multiple cpu's and I am running on 1! ??? What is going on, and how do I fix this? I'm suspecting a bug at this point, but will hold off until I can get some validation, or input.

    cat /proc/cpuinfo
    processor : 0
    vendor_id : GenuineIntel
    cpu family : 6
    model : 26
    model name : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 930 @ 2.80GHz
    stepping : 5
    cpu MHz : 2837.241
    cache size : 8192 KB
    physical id : 0
    siblings : 1
    core id : 0
    cpu cores : 1
    apicid : 0
    initial apicid : 0
    fpu : yes
    fpu_exception : yes
    cpuid level : 11
    wp : yes
    flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx rdtscp lm constant_tsc up arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl xtopology nonstop_tsc aperfmperf pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm sse4_1 sse4_2 popcnt lahf_lm ida dts tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid
    bogomips : 5674.48
    clflush size : 64
    cache_alignment : 64
    address sizes : 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management:

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    Smile Re: SMTP 1 CPU instead of 4/8 (fresh install)

    I might try typing in the kernel load option ACPI just before you press enter on the standard openSUSE startup (NOT Failsafe) and see if this makes any difference. It should be typed in caps, but I just put it in bold to show up better. If this option helps, you can edit the file /boot/grub/menu.lst as root and add this kernel load option. I found a good listing of kernel options here:

    Linux Kernel Documentation :: kernel-parameters.txt

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    Thanks. I will go try that now. And since I'm a dork and put smtp instead of smp. DOH! Are you able to change a thread title somehow?

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    Thanks. I will go try that now. And since I'm a dork and put smtp instead of smp. DOH! Are you able to change a thread title somehow?
    Only mods can change the title. I must say that I would use only the kernel-desktop or kernel-default and not anything esle, though I am not sure just which kernel you say you are loading. It is possible to install the most recent kernel in several ways I can give you, but I stick with kernel-desktop myself. I have installed the hot off the presses kernel version 2.6.39 just this very day. You can find it right here:

    http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kern...2.6.39.tar.bz2

    I have a bash script you can use to install the most recent kernel here in message #62 if you want to give it a try.

    S.A.K.C. - SUSE Automated Kernel Compiler - Version 2.00

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    Well I just borked it big time. I got too clever. I just went into the boot loader and noted that acpi=off. Well it was on in 11.3, so I just changed it back. It locks up and will no longer boot. Which made me recall. Using the 11.4 DVD it would lock up unless I modified the parameters to "safe" as one of the options. Something is seriously wrong with ll.4 I'm sorry to say. This is an Intel MB with i7 cpu. Nothing tricky. 11.3 and older have all worked for a year. No issues. I think I'm going to go look at Ubuntu. I have wasted Sunday, through today trying to undo all the things that are hosed from my 11.3 to 11.4 upgrade and now fresh install. Very disappointed.

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    Linux tigger 2.6.37.1-1.2-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT 2011-02-21 10:34:10 +0100 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

    What I find ironic, is it says SMP!! But yet only recognizes one. ?? DOH!

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    Sorry guys... I think 11.4 has fallen WAY WAY short this time. I'm burning Ubuntu and if it is as good as the 50% that use it thinks it is, I won't be back. I have fought and fought with it since Sunday. It is almost Friday, and I'd like to think I know what I'm doing. Maybe it is part my fault for not participating in the beta/ RC copies and providing feedback, but listen, if it isn't ready for release, postpone it. Don't destroy your reputation to keep a schedule it. The damage can be irreparable. Fire away.... I'm sure this will ruffle some feathers. I may be back but right this second, I've had it.

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    Sorry guys... I think 11.4 has fallen WAY WAY short this time. I'm burning Ubuntu and if it is as good as the 50% that use it thinks it is, I won't be back. I have fought and fought with it since Sunday. It is almost Friday, and I'd like to think I know what I'm doing. Maybe it is part my fault for not participating in the beta/ RC copies and providing feedback, but listen, if it isn't ready for release, postpone it. Don't destroy your reputation to keep a schedule it. The damage can be irreparable. Fire away.... I'm sure this will ruffle some feathers. I may be back but right this second, I've had it.
    First off, the more participation and bug reporting that is done, the better openSUSE can become. However, I have loaded openSUSE on lots of configurations to find it works like a champ. I do think that loading it on any new Laptop or Desktop can show some issues with new hardware. I can also say that some issues are created by users who think they know what they are doing and whom modify too many defaults and end up taking a wrong turn somewhere. One thing is for sure, there are a lot of Linux Distros out there and perhaps a different one will work better for you. If you do find that perfect one, just let us know of your success and good luck.

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    Well well well... I am so glad I tried Ubuntu. It has uncovered an issue that is NOT Suse's fault!! The new kernel has had a major bug introduced into it. I could not even boot to it! Just a blinking cursor. So I started there. Made sure the media was good. It was. So now I'm thinking hardware. Unplugged all non standard USB stuff. same thing. So then I went into CMOS to make sure I didn't have anything odd configured. Nothing. Next I started experimenting with settings, since I was getting 1 cpu on an SMP kernel. I ended up discovering that the new kernel will not work right with extended CPUID on!! I had to turn it back to off for old legacy systems. Up came Ubuntu. So figuring it was a kernel issue, I pulled the disk out and up came Suse!! It now sees 4 cpus as well. This is a kernel bug!! HAS to be, since 11.3 works just fine. Now I have to figure out how to report it, or see if it is already discovered so we can get it stamped out quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lshantz View Post
    Well well well... I am so glad I tried Ubuntu. It has uncovered an issue that is NOT Suse's fault!! The new kernel has had a major bug introduced into it. I could not even boot to it! Just a blinking cursor. So I started there. Made sure the media was good. It was. So now I'm thinking hardware. Unplugged all non standard USB stuff. same thing. So then I went into CMOS to make sure I didn't have anything odd configured. Nothing. Next I started experimenting with settings, since I was getting 1 cpu on an SMP kernel. I ended up discovering that the new kernel will not work right with extended CPUID on!! I had to turn it back to off for old legacy systems. Up came Ubuntu. So figuring it was a kernel issue, I pulled the disk out and up came Suse!! It now sees 4 cpus as well. This is a kernel bug!! HAS to be, since 11.3 works just fine. Now I have to figure out how to report it, or see if it is already discovered so we can get it stamped out quickly.
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