Ditching FC3... for now =(

Mark Wilkinson kremvax at gmail.com
Thu Dec 2 11:01:01 UTC 2004

On Wed, 1 Dec 2004 22:20:59 -0500, Lotsa Cabo <lotsacabo at spamjammer.com> wrote:
> The current kernels with FC3 have a clock issue with VMWare.  They request
> clock ticks too often (10 times as often) and VMWare basically bogs down to
> a snails pace.  It took over THREE hours for it to come up today.

Hmm; that's not good. I'm having reasonable success using the i586
kernel - no kernel rebuild or other options. I've also turned off many
of the unnecessary services, following some of the hints at

Replacing the i686 kernel with the i586 version wasn't too tricky, but
I couldn't replace one with the other directly. Instead I did this:
 * install kernel-2.6.9-1.678_FC3.i586.rpm from the updates
 * reboot, selecting the 2.6.9-1.678 kernel from the boot menu
 * remove kernel-2.6.9-1.681_FC3 (the i686 one)
 * install kernel-2.6.9-1.681_FC3.i586.rpm from the updates
 * reboot again


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