Re: any last words before I install kernel 2.6?
On Wednesday 14 July 2004 11:39, John Summerfield wrote:
> John van Spaandonk wrote:
> >On Tuesday 13 July 2004 01:29, Dan Jacobson wrote:
> >>Any last words before I
> >># apt-get install kernel-image-2.6-k7
> >>on my home (sid) PC?
> >>Will things break that used to work in 2.4?
> >I still stick with 2.4 for the following reason.
> >I use two ethernet cards:
> >eth0 is connected to the cable modem (it has to be this
> >particular card because of the MAC address)
> >eth1 is my home network
> >2.6 reverses the names eth0 and eth1
> >Apparently the PCI scanning order
> >changed - right, why keep something the same if you can change it? :-)
> >So for me it will not be possible to simply install 2.6
> >next to a 2.4 kernel. Each time I will have to manually
> >reverse the cards in the computer.
> >In addition, booting 2.6 lost me some modules which I had to insert
> >manually before 2.4 would work again. I do not exactly remember, but I
> >think it was a usb module.
> >So for me it is difficult to try out 2.6 because of these changes.
> >I guess if I have a good solution for the eth0 eth1 problem I
> >will try and move towards 2.6.
> If your NICs use different drivers, use alias to load them:
> alias eth0 3c59x
> alias eth1 ee100
> For more info:
> man modprobe.conf
well, I have two realtek cards, which use the same driver.
So I guess this will not work.