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beama
04-04-2004, 10:19 AM
I found a rpm for my hsf win modem on my laptop, that I did a recent linux 9 install on, the only problem it has different rpm versions, i386,i486,i586,i686, I have an Mobile Amd Duron 1.1 cpu on the lappy, which rpm should I be looking at downloading?

"rpm--help" does not seem to revel the command I need to retreive this information nor does "man rpm" although I am may wrong.

Thanks in advance

Dolby Digital
04-04-2004, 11:01 AM
I presume that a Duron 1.1 would most likely equate to an i686. I would start with that one.

Graham L
04-04-2004, 04:06 PM
RPM files are "upwards" compatible. An i386 will run on any CPU above a 386. An i586 or i686 won't work on a 486. In general you should use the highest level, because it will use the added hardware in the higher level CPUs. A modem which relies on hardware in a Pentium CPU might not get a very high data speed on a 386 which has to emulate the new instructions. :D It would also struggle using an i386 module which does the emulation, even if it's running on a fast Pentium.

I haven't tried this, but I suspect that the rpm system might be smart enough to refuse to install a package which is needs a higher level CPU.

ilikelinux
04-04-2004, 04:22 PM
>I haven't tried this, but I suspect that the rpm system might be smart enough to refuse to install a package which is needs a higher level CPU.
Dead On!