cpu, and debian install questions

Samuel Thibault samuel.thibault at ens-lyon.org
Sun Nov 7 19:08:28 EST 2010

Gregory Nowak, le Sun 07 Nov 2010 16:38:36 -0700, a écrit :
> Why is cpuinfo showing the cpu is 1GHz, when in fact it is a 2.2GHz
> processor? Something to do with power management?

Most probably, yes.

> I assume that linux will still take full advantage of the processor,
> am I correct in assuming that?

Try to run

while true ; do : ; done

and check the value again after some time.

> My second question is what is the easiest way to install debian Lenny
> 64-bit on this system without a serial port? I do have a usb to serial
> converter here, but that won't work with speakup as of now
> obviously.

But it would work with console=ttyUSB0


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